the quotidian (1.30.23)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace

I wish my family liked ramen as much as I do.

These, on the other hand, we all agree on: can’t get enough!

He made these twice in three days.

Cookie taco.

How many is too many?

Buttermilk Pepper Jack: Emma’s late-fall milk makes the best cheese.

For my childhood Barbie: my mother sewed a wedding dress to match her own.


New toy.

Let’s smoke!

Clubhouse to personal studio: the kid’s got goals.

No ovens, no bread: arriving to work at 4:30 only to discover that a car took out
a utility pole and all the electricity that went with it.

This same time, years previous: eight fun things, I need new slippers — help!, butter dumplings, vindication, the quotidian (1.30.17), crispy pan pizzas, sour cream and berry baked oatmeal, about a picture, swimming in the sunshine, mornings, the quotidian (1.30.12), Gretchen’s green chile.


  • Jen

    Ah, our fam loves ramen. But when we make it homemade, it takes the whole day! Getting allll the things, braising meat for hours, brining cooked eggs in the cooled braising liquid for hours…But it gives us a fun activity when we can all get together.
    I tried your bagel recipe—the simpler one—the other day but I bombed it. I’m usually really good with breads. Even worked at a Jewish style bagel company a couple years ago. But mine didn’t rise in the fridge overnight at all. And then I over proofed them at room temp the next day. Boiled bricks. Alas. But I’m gonna try again!

    • Jennifer Jo

      What a bummer about the bagels! When I’ve overproofed them pre-boil, they do seem more dense. Your method may need to be different from mine, depending on climate, ingredients, etc. I sure hope you can get the recipe to work for you!

  • Becky R.

    Many intriguing things going on here, Jennifer. I wish my family liked ramen as much as I do as well. What do you usually put in yours? It looks scrumptious! What is your son going to make with that printer? Do tell! Of course, I want a roll, a hunk of cheese, and whatever you smoked.

    • Jennifer Jo

      Ramen: pork/beef/chicken broth, noodles, carrots, cabbage, onions, etc. This time, I made a REALLY good broth: the base was pork broth and then I simmered it with fresh ginger and garlic, soy sauce, sugar, other spices, etc, and then strained it. That broth really took it up a notch. (No one else was impressed.)

      My son is just figuring it out now, but he’s been making a number of battery cases.

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