I like to eat eat eat apples and bacon

Over and over I think about what an awesome housewife I would be and really, I would. B U T, we need health insurance. Alas, I work. ( also I’m having this weird thing lately where I use renaissance words like alas).
So besides having my own (seriously lacking in useful tools) kitchen and an amazing supply of fruits and vegetables from family member’s gardens I love experimenting, discovering and creating all of which I am channeling into cooking and baking. You might have read earlier about how I was becoming frustrated with my husbands lack of enthusiasm over my “slaving” aka mad sciencing in the kitchen and I’m happy to update that we’ve had some successes!
1. Oven fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and salad. While this was pretty simple and straight-forward for some reason he loved it and gushed that we need to make food like that more often (therefor making me jog more often to make up for the butter/gravy intake).
2. Crepes. This is really nothing special (although I add vanilla) but the great thing about crepes is that you can put anything you want on them! So with nutella and raspberries on top of these suckers are near heaven. I should also add that I had never so much as flipped a pancake before making crepes but it was super easy and yummy.
3. The most amazing squash ever. I had a rather large autumn squash from my aunt that was so big I seriously could not see us eating the whole thing. Thanks to google that squash was gone. Basically I cooked it in the usual: butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. The thing that made it was I then laid bacon strips on top of the squash. My God what a glorious thing bacon is. Incroyable! (I forget how to spell my French words)

Today I picked way too many apples. I just pulled out an apple crisp from my oven my house smells so freaking fantastic it makes me loathe the fake-ness that candles are.
Speaking of candles, I am thankful for them in some cases such as when my husband eats pickled herring and then breaths all over the house.

I have more apples and more squash including a pumpkin so more experimenting to come. I’m going to attempt pumpkin pie from scratch next week. Ho boy. Yeah. And I buy/go through too much butter. Oh and we found a butcher shop so we will have good, free range meat!

Other awesome things going on? Leaves are changing colors, baby boy is standing without holding on to something, I think there’s a pow wow coming up and who knows what fall will bring. But we love this place and maybe someday we will buy a house here and I can be a housewife.


Annoyances (grace is a 4-letter word)

I’m a forgive and forget kind of girl. Somethings get to me more than others though. Here are my recent pet peeves that I do hope to overcome:

1. Poetry. I get it, you’re confused and angsty. Life keeps tossing you and your emotions around and this creates a beautiful art out of the tips of your fingers. Riiiiiight. Unless your name is Milton or Voltaire I feel like I’m waisting my time looking at your words and in the end, I just feel sorry for you and think about suggesting that you may need antidepressants. [Also, blog writers have too many opinions 🙂 ]

2. People that think their animals are actually people. I love puppies and kittens as much as the next person and I will cuddle the crap out of a cute dog but your animal is still an animal. Your pet does not get a preference over a human, I don’ t need to see constant photo’s of your pet (they make the exact same face in every photo) and I am NOT buying your pet a Christmas gift. I just don’t get it. Crazy cat/dog people are delusional. Your dog is a DOG not a baby!

3. People that lack in the integrity department. Whether it’s stealing, lying or just being lazy I am annoyed. For some reason my parents raised me with an overly healthy amount of guilt and an equally hefty idea of what it is to be responsible. . . I thought all grown-ups where instilled with this and that those who did wrong knew it and where just able to cope with this on their conscience. I was so very wrong. Most adults have a sever lack in the area of being a responsible citizen and I see it all around me. What can I do? I try desperately to receive God’s grace and to let it guide me in these situations. This is my number one pet peeve and it can literally make my blood hot. I find myself searching for good in those that anger me and when my stubbornness or blindness fails me I just feel sorry for them—but still mad! Ugh. The only real grace I have in this area is that I am able to start every day with the attitude that it is a new day and while sometimes I hold a grudge in the back of my mind, I am constantly aware of that grudge and always looking to move towards forgiveness.

4. Lastly, and lightly: I’ve been cooking. A lot. Some meals with recipe, some are originals and the best reaction I get from my husband is “it’s good.” I’m about to go on a cooking strike. If I can’t get a “great!” than he can cook! Well, he loved the scones… I’ll give it a few more tries for now.

He’s so funny

We finally found a fly swatter. It’s fly season and every store was sold out it seemed, until I found one at Target…in the kitchen tools aisle. So tonight:

Hubby:I’m about to Christian this fly swatter.
Me: christen or Christian? How does one Christian a fly swatter?
Hubby: you baptize it.

Ha. True.

Back to laundry.