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.