Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Domestic goddess

My cooking/baking skills have been on a sabbatical for the past month..no, two months. It's sad. My poor family.

The other day I had thrown a pork roast in the crockpot and then smothered the beast in BBQ sauce - not much of an effort to redeem myself here. Michael was out golfing so on his way home I had him stop at the grocery store to pick up some rolls for the shredded pork sandwiches. When he gets home dinner is almost ready and I tossed some zucchini from my grandmas garden in the pot to boil and voiala, a meal. While eating that sweet man turns and says "wow babe, I LOVE it when you cook". Fail. I felt so bad that to him that was "cooking". Bless his heart.

To make matters worse on the domestic front, I was out with my mother-in-law on my michaels brothers birthday. For his birthday his request for lunch was lasagna. When we pull in the driveway she says "I should probably start the lasagnas now" In my head I'm thinking Costco frozen lasagna, then I open my big mouth and say "so, how do you do yours?, do you thaw them out in the microwave first and then let them finish heating in the oven?" she looks at me and replies "uhhh, no...I make them...ya know, from scratch". Crap. I can't even layer noodles, spaghetti sauce and cheese. I have to buy it that way. That was my low point.

So today, I am actually cooking! Spaghetti sauce from scratch, homemade bread, fresh mozzarella, homegrown basil..the works people. I'm determined to make a comeback. Wish me luck. If you see any Arby's bags in our trash can this week, you will know that my attempts were for naught.