Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So Long Untrained Housewife

I’ve been feeling really “domestic” these days. I use quotations around the word “domestic” because well – I’m feeling my version of domestic which may or may not fit Webster’s description. It may be that my baby fever continues to sink in and I figure if I can’t work on being a nurturing mother, I might as well work on my housewife skills.

Can I please say how much I love the yummy recipes I find through other bloggers? Saturday night Steven had a few buddies over to watch the All-Star race so I decided to try a new recipe D.A.R. suggested. These lasagna roll-ups were to die for. At first Steven turned his nose up when I mentioned lasagna roll-ups for dinner and moments later began the questions that always come when I say I’m trying something new around our house….

Steven: Just where did you get this recipe?
Me: Oh you know – from a friend. She said her husband loved it.
Steven: What friend? (The smirk on his face anticipating my answer)
Me: (Not wanting to admit the truth) A.F.R.I.E.N.D.
Steven: How do you know this friend?
Me: A blogger friend – okay – a blogger friend.
Steven: (Sigh) Here we go again.

You see, while hubby enjoys reading my posts and appreciates that I have an outlet for my “feelings” – he sometimes just doesn’t get that I actually have friends through this crazy blogging world. So in his mind I was cooking dinner for two of his best friends based off the suggestion of a total stranger. Luckily the dinner was a SUCCESS! This recipe is relatively easy and completely worth taking the time. You must try it!

Yesterday to my dismay I realized that I bought way too many bananas last week and 5 were about to spoil. My savvy housewife skills kicked in and I decided to try from scratch banana bread for the first time. I googled a recipe and THIS is what I came up with. SUPER EASY! Seriously – why do all women thinking baking has to be time intensive and exhausting? This was a piece of cake and a huge hit with the hubby.

I think Steven has been pleasantly pleased with my sudden burst of domestic abilities. Now if I would just learn to fold my laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer he just might put me up for Wife of the Year. Yeah…who am I kidding??


Anonymous said...

I can totally identify with the hubs and the blogger/online friends LOL My husband thinks I'm crazy sometimes.

I'm going to have to try out that lasagna roll very soon!

d.a.r. said...

I am SOOOO glad that the dinner was a success. I would be scared Steven wouldn't let us be internet friends anymore otherwise :)

It's so funny, Z is the same way. I will be emailing someone, and he goes "oh, who are you emailing?" "umm... a friend?" "an internet friend or a real friend?" Ha! Boys :)

MLBarajas said...

My husband does the same thing with the "blogger friends". I will have to try the recipe for the lasagna roll ups!

Anonymous said...

haha i always say MY FRIEND too! whatever :)

Kelly said...

I want to try the roll ups! I know my hubby will love them!

Stephanie Hartman said...

Haha our husbands I swear B thinks I'm crazy because I talk to my blogger friends more then I talk to my real friends ahah. I'm glad the dinner was a success..

Bloggin in PA said...

yum! I made banana bread a few weeks ago and it was SO good! I love how it helps you feel like your not wasting those old bananas too! :-)

Patriotic Princess said...

Haha my fiance is the same way! I'm gonna have to try that recipe :) I'm glad everything was a success! Yay!


Domesticated-Bliss said...

I know! I always hesitate when my DH asks me 'what friend' :) You gals are definitely friends!

Mateya said...

Sounds like something Robbie would say haha!

I printed that recipe off too when she posted it...I can't wait to try it!

Good for you on the banana bread...I LOVE banana bread and really it's not that hard to make! It's just the thought of actually baking something haha!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Hahaha!!!! Love this. My husband says the same thing when I say my friend. You guys are too cute! I'm glad your meal turned out well!! :)

Tess said...

Do you follow Kitchen Belleicious? She has some great recipes and I love making her stuff!

Chloë said...

OMWORD. My husband thinks blogging is so insane and definitely doesn't 'get' the whole blogging/blog friend thing either! Too funny.

(And he totally freaked out when I had a blogger meet-up recently. Thought she could be an axe-murderer. Sigh...boys.)

And good job to you for being all domestic-y! It's a great day if I get a full on dinner before 8pm. I like to blame it on working full-time, but that song does get old after a while.

Miss Southern Vol said...

You inspired my Recipe Wednesday! haha! I am working on my domestication- sometimes :) It will be full force in a couple months so might as well enjoy it now! 1/2 way to the long weekend! Happy Wednesday!

Married Filing Joint said...

My husband questions every "blogger friend" recipe I try. So now I will just have to try this one!

Kristin said...

You go girl! You're right, cooking doesn't have to be labor intensive to be fabulous! I'm so glad you're here in blogland, and I'm glad we're bloggy friends! I know, my DH doesn't get it either :-) Hope you have a wonderful day today!

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