Preheat home to 70 degrees.
Add two small boys who have been inside for days because of rain/cold. Open one empty pantry. Stir in a frazzled mom.
Combine above ingredients with yet another cold, wet, rainy day. Add smattering of legos, Matchbox cars and stuffed animals to family room floor. Pile laundry to ceiling and bake cookies and muffins because “There’s nothing to eat!” Leave mixing bowls on kitchen counter.
Add one dad who isn’t used to being closed in with two small boys. Heat to boiling. Cover and simmer until dad is about to explode.
Add one cranky big sister, a cat who likes to eat string and puke it up and one large dog who needs a daily walk but hasn’t had one because of rain/cold. Mix together with stacks of unsorted mail, Target bags that haven’t been emptied and put away, dirty dishes crusting in the sink and a sundry of projects left undone.
Cook, uncovered, in 70 degree house until mayhem has spread to all corners of the home.
(This, my friends, was the state of my home after a cold/rainy Sunday. Feel free to pass this recipe along to your friends!)