We are careening into week 5 of the semester, and even though I tell my students not to ask the night before (or worse, the morning of), I have need of an extension. With temperatures this weekend back up to near 90 in Los Angeles, and a kitchen so dirty-dish-strewn N’s face paled a couple shades when he walked in, there just wasn’t enough time in the day to grade papers, lesson plan, cook, edit photos, and write you a post worthy of the meatballs I’m digesting that are – without question – my favorites thus far.

So I’ll have my assignment to you next Monday. I understand if there’s a late penalty. But as I also tell my students, I’d rather they take the extra time to create something they are really proud of, than rushing and taking shortcuts just to meet the deadline.

See you in a week, friends.