Monday, October 24, 2011

Food Glorious FOOD!

(key word: WAS)

So much that when Maverick asked my dad if he could marry me, my dads first response was, 
"You know she can't cook right?" HA!

The kitchen and I didnt have a relationship seeing as I burned everything that I attempted to make.

I always had the mindset of 'my poor kids will not know what a genuine home cooked meal taste like'.


Enter my new HOMEMAKER title. 
(Im sooo sorry! Blog post about being a stay-at-home mom will be a frequent topic for a while.)

I am now proud to say that my family has a home cooked meal for the majority of the time. 

I do have my 'lazy' moments where I would go back to my old ways and succumbed to serving $5 Papa Johns Pizzas instead. But I honestly dont feel good after it.

It could be the whole pregnancy thing, but I just feel icky after eating fast food.

But, I guess thats a good thing. Since I now demand that we have a frequent stock of fruits, veggies, meat and other ingredients in our fridge and pantry.

Oh, my mother would be sooooo proud!

Here are some of the big hits that ive cooked recently. Not my pictures since I was so hungry to stop and take a pic. hehe! But they all tasted pretty good. And I know I've done a good job when the toddler and the picky eater husband goes back for seconds. 

Potato and corn chowder with bacon.
Cabbage beef casserole
Shepard's pie
Eggplant parmesan
Chicken pasta bake
Lemon and rosemary chicken bake
Kumara (sweet potato) soup
Cream of broccoli soup
Chicken adobo
Peppered Steak 
Spinach pasta with asparagus
Stir fry with my own teriyaki sauce
Although, I am not IN LOVE with cooking, its not such a chore to do anymore. 

And it makes me feel good inside and accomplished knowing what was exactly in the food that we are eating. We even had organic ingredients since my mother-in-law has a huge garden with all sort of fruits and veggies.

Crochet Creations

I cant remember the last time that I had spent this little time on Blogspot and Facebook. 
(Hence, the lack of blog updates).

A new 'time-waster' has taken over my life.


But I say this 'time-waster' is a little bit more productive than all the others in ways that I actually do something productive because of it.

Couldn't have come at a more perfect time since I was in search of something to keep me sane.

and not feel like a lazy bum watching life go by in front of the computer screen and TV.

This whole 'I am a HOMEMAKER' card is new to me and was very hard to swallow in the beginning.

But I am starting to get the hang of it now and finding a lot of joy at it.

So with that, here are some examples of what's been keeping my sanity in check.

Beanie and bootie for baby girl
Baby earflap beanie
Headband with interchangeable flowers
First attempt on an adult size beanie. Sorry for the blurry photo
Butterfly baby beanie for my cousins baby
Earflap beanie for baby (I forgot to finish it off)
Baby booties and earflap beanie for Auna baby boy (i ran out of the multi colored yarn so I had to improvise)
Hair clips - Ok this isnt crochet but I made it during a Relief Society activity

It really is quite exciting seeing a ball of yarn turn into a wonderful creation.

Its very addictive.

Also, what's GREAT is that one of my best friend is in this journey with me of finding the homemaker within us. So its been fun to compare and share our creations with each other. See her blog here.

Watch this space for future creations.