November 5, 2010

Suzy Homemaker

As most of you know I am getting to live the dream of many and be a stay at home mom. Thank you Lord for providing for us and thank you Allen for being the man that you are and for wanting this for your family.

I feel like I am doing well on the "mom" part but since I am home all day I feel like I should be on top of the cleaning and cooking too. Well let me just say now that I am by no stretch of the imagination, a Betty Crocker or Julia Childs in the kitchen. In fact unless the food had directions and not too many ingredients I am not going to be cooking it. Now I can of course cook the easy stuff...tacos, spaghetti, rice...but I am a novice in most of the other things in the Kitchen. I just recently learned how to pan fry things and how to sear chicken. My mom actually loves to tell the story that the day I started my first job at a sandwich/pizza place I put a toaster strudel in the toaster and it caught on fire, literally. This wasn't my fault though because the filling seeped out of the sides and landed on one of the heating coils, so again NOT MY FAULT, but it is a true story.

So today, I am making my first pot roast! I browned it before putting in the crock pot and everything. Look at me go! It still has about 4 hours left and then I will tell you how it tastes, but seriously can you really screw up a pot roast in a crock pot? Well I will let you know!! But I get so proud when I home make edible meals for us to eat. My mom and grandmother are both pretty good cooks and have tried on numerous occasions to teach me but I passed on all of them. (Stupid teenage brain, I did the same thing when Grandma tried to teach me how to sew and now look at me, I am wishing I knew how to) So even though I have to steal recipes from online and other people I know, I have managed to feed us over the past few weeks. I have made Beef Stroganoff, (Ok so that may not be spelled right but all spell check will give me is 'strongman, stronghold, strongroom' You know you have really jacked up the spelling when even spell check can't figure out what you are trying to say) I found an awesome recipe for Chicken Fried Rice and there have been a few other attempts but I don't feel like they were very good but the point is I am trying and that counts for something right? I am attempting to do my part by cooking at home and all we have to pray for is that I don't give us food poising in the process...

(I let you know how the roast is!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Whoo hoo girl! I've gone through a few roasts before I finally mastered it. Just ask James!

    I have the Southern Living cookbook for Crockpot meals - super! I love it. And I love trying new recipes. You should check out the pioneerwoman! But her recipes overwhelm me sometimes!

    You're doing good, momma. It's a real blessing to stay home with these little bits!
    :) Jill