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Daily Life: Cooking Queen!

25 Jul

There’s something about me you should probably know. I’m not the best cook ever. Boxed meals with instructions are some of my best meals. I make an awesome Parmesan Chicken & Fettechini Alfredo – but the Alfredo is the only thing I make from scratch. Taco soup is probably my favorite meal – but it’s all cans, seasoning packets, and a pound of hamburger. Enchilada’s – now that’s another story!

I got creative and adventurous when I was in high school. My dad was living in D.C. my senior year, my sister at college, and with my mom working she said she wasn’t cooking meals anymore so it was up to me to make dinner for myself or I was left to PB&J’s and deli sandwiches. Well PB&J’s and deli sandwiches get old after a while and when you’ve grown up having a hot HUGE yummy meal every night – you start craving the madness and get adventurous. I took out one of my mom’s recipe books – ran to the grocery store for a few things – and made the BEST enchilada’s EVER. I didn’t exactly follow the recipe and I think that was my favorite thing about it. I was so proud of me not following directions and making something so amazing!

Luckily I married a cook who was great at making a million different things and since then I haven’t really had to cook anything. Maybe a few lunches and then some box dinners when he needs the night off. This new job of B’s? Yeah he’s never home for dinner. After a week of eating traditional meals that I can make – boxed dinners and a few things I am okay at – I wanted something different. I pulled out some chicken, butter, and breadcrumbs. Defrosted, rolled in butter, dipped in breadcrumbs. In the oven they went! Boiled some pasta, made some tomato sauce with garlic, pepper, and a few other spices. Added LOTS of cheese and watched it melt 😀 (My favorite part of cooking!!) Got some brocoli and cheese out since E needs some veggies and TADA! There you have it!

I sat down assuming it might taste blahh like most of my meals from scratch end up tasting and surprise! It was actually good 😀 and E ate a good amount – minus the broccoli….

Either way – I am super proud of me and I know B would be too 😀

 

Yummm.

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: What the Heck!?

25 Jul

Today has been an unusal day! Most monday’s are get thing done days and I always end up being super proud of everything I’ve accomplished! Today is what the heck day!? I’m babysitting as usual today and P has been more active than I’ve ever seen her. E has been plopping on her but and laughing every time P stumbles on her bottom – cute I know. P also is getting a little more independent! Lunch time routine was normal but this time when I walked around the corner to get what I needed (both girls strapped into high chairs – don’t freak out) P didn’t scream bloody murder! Apparently it’s now okay if I am not in sight for a second!

Here’s where the what the heck comes in.. neither of the girls wanted to take a nap today. After all that playing, walking, falling, giggling, pulling out every toy we own, and eating – neither of them are tired?! I’m exhausted just from watching it!! Both girls just went down about a half an hour ago – when they usual go down about two and half hours ago.. this is going to be one interesting night. I’m thinking early to bed but if E sleeps late that might not happen either!

I was reading another mom’s blog about mommy time. She was saying, “Mommy time? Who get’s mommy time? Does mommy time actually exist!?” and goes on to talk about how she has a million things to do when she gets a break from the kids – laundry, vacuum, clean, shower, cook, and the list goes on! I on the other hand am lucky enough to have two that nap at the same time – for the same length and I actually GET mommy time if I do all my chores in between. Mommy time for me consists of napping, crafting, watching tv, blogging, reading, or sitting and staring at the wall wondering how much longer until B gets home 😉

Today I am just now getting mommy time.. and if the girls wake up at their usual time. I’m about to be done with my mommy time! But I just started!!! What the heck!!?

Looks like I’m going to have to reschedule some mommy time in here somewhere else..

Love Always,

J

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