My bag thanks you for all your well wishes! I’m pleased to report that after a ridiculous amount of scrubbing with a variety of your suggestions, my bag is recuperating in its dust cover, far, far away from ketchup, Maya, and her uncanny ability to wreak havoc wherever she goes.
After I finish this post Maya is attending the first in a series of mandatory classes, this one is entitled LV101 -Reasons Why One Must Not Eat or Drink Around a Louis Vuitton Bag.
In other news, Maya somewhat redeemed herself because I found out that the kid can actually make pasta. From scratch.
We came to an agreement – I would spare her life if she shared her top-secret recipe. Naturally, she agreed.
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
1/2 T olive oil
1/4 t warm water
1. Place flour in a bowl and make a well in the center. Break the egg into the center.
2. Add salt, oil, and water and beat with a fork. Beat until the dough is stiff. Use your hands to knead into a ball. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Roll out and but into strips. (Attention All Moms – break out the cookie cutters and let your kids go wild making shaped pasta. This project is a great way to kill 25 minutes!)
4. Cook in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Guess what? This stuff tastes just like Barilla! I was really shocked! Even more shocking is the notion that Maya literally brings something to the table. Something other than dirty fingers that is.