Wednesday, June 06, 2007

domesticity

Lately, motivations from a variety of sources have pushed me toward the land of the Modern Homemaker.
1. It's summertime, which means we aren't at meetings twice a week where dinner is provided for us.
2. Turns that it's not an absolute end-of-the-world-imposition to run the dishwasher daily.
3. We had two ripe (almost completely brown) bananas in our fruit dish... banana bread MUST follow.
4. Mark thought it would be fun to make a pie.
5. I have the cutest green apron from Crate & Barrel - I l.o.v.e. to wear it.
6. Someone told me somewhere down the line that it's cheaper to cook at home than it is to eat out every. single. night.

Anyway - In the past week, I've made broccoli & beef stir-fry, meatball subs, banana bread, an apple-blueberry pie (ALL from scratch), and a cheesy-chicken crock-pot dish. And it's been fun. I don't think I'm quite ready to be a 1950's poster-gal for homemaking... but we all have to have a goal.

ps. The apple-blueberry pie was SO. GOOD. I can say that, because ALL I did was follow the instructions. But if you ask nicely, I might make you one.

3 thoughts:

Julie said...

Good for you Katie! Meals and meal planning have been one of my hardest goals to reach. I think I'm finally there... after 11 years!

I'll pass on your yummy pie, but maybe you could share your cheesy-chicken crock pot recipe?

Mark and Courtney said...

I'd ask for a pie, but somehow I don't think it would ship very well. ;) The four of you (Bs and Ws) need to eat out one last time (before your cooking streak gets going too hardcore) at the Pizza House--Julie's never been there!

Missy said...

The cheesy chicken sounds wonderful!! I love my crock pot and cheese and chicken?? Come on..how could that not be amazing? But then again, the pie sounds yummy too!