Sunday was a bad day to pick to play gourmet chefs, both because our housekeeper is home resting and because I have the distinct sense that I should be resting, too (even though my "day off" is Tuesday). The cooking itself was laborious but it was the dish-washing that really killed us. From leaving the house to buy the vegetables to finishing drying the last dish, we spent about 5 hours on our project. Good thing we like cooking. Too bad we don't have a dishwasher.
Speaking of hard labor and machines, we finally bit the bullet and bought a washing machine last week. It comes with a host of adventures, which I hope to recount in a post to come!