Saturday, June 19, 2010

Messy, Imperfect Life

Always a Mess

Sometimes I think it’s good to grab inspiration by the ankles and drag it inside.  I should be washing dishes right now, or buying groceries, or ironing clothes, but instead I’m writing another blog post.  I can’t help it—I like it here!  It’s fun talking to all y’all. 

Things have been so serious around here that when I saw this post on lifelovepaper, I knew it was inspiration, knocking on the door.  I invited it into my kitchen and saw all sorts of fun tidbits to share with you about my quirky cooking life.  So just for today, a short and sweet post about cooking and eating in a messy, imperfect life.

* My sink almost always has dirty dishes or containers waiting to be cleaned out and recycled.

* I have two sets of measuring spoons.  My favorite new kitchen toy is a spoon from Crate and Barrel that contains four spoons in one neat little utensil.  The tablespoon flips to become a half-tablespoon, and the teaspoon flips to become a half-teaspoon.  I love this thing.

My Little Green Toy

* When I read a new cookbook, the first thing I look at is the desserts chapter.

* Even though it’s 90+ degrees F here most days, I roasted potatoes in the oven this week.  And they were delicious.

* I don’t think of chocolate as junk food.

* I love living in a place where okra grows easily and abundantly.

* I wish I lived in a place where rhubarb grows.

* I really miss having people over to eat and can’t wait to have more cooking-and-eating friends.

* All of my tablecloths came from my mom’s linen closet.  My cloth napkins were a gift from my sister-in-law and her family.

* Sometimes I feel like a grandmother trapped in a twenty-something-year-old’s body.

* I miss having a gas stove, but I think I’ve finally gotten used to having an electric stove in my new apartment.

* The other day I craved a piece of steak.  The craving passed, but it was noteworthy.

* Sometimes I wonder if my love for cooking and eating will make me fat.  So far, so good…

What’s your funny kitchen quirk?  Got a bad habit you aren’t too shy to share?  You’re in good company around here! 

Off to clean up the kitchen…at least a little bit.

Just Another Saturday in the Kitchen

4 comments:

JD said...

Since Clare came along, we always seem to have dirty dishes laying around as well. One of our dirty little kitchen secrets is that there is ALWAYS a box of Thin Mints in the freezer. Perfect for summertime snacking.

Rosiecat said...

JD, you guys can always use the baby as an excuse. If you're single and have dirty dishes laying around, you're just lazy! And I like your Thin Mint strategy--that's brilliant. Sometimes the best frozen desserts are the unexpected ones, like frozen banana bread with chocolate chips. Yum...

I hope all the Davidsons are doing well! I'm so happy for you and Anne.

Nicole said...

We cook a lot of the same things over and over. I sorta love it (it's easy and comfortable and fast) and sorta hate it (I want to be more adventurous). I think I'd expand more if I had more time (which isn't going to happen anytime soon). I do go through novelty bursts where I cook lots of new things all at once. Also, EatingWell is a good source of inspiration, and I try to cook at least a few new things from each issue.

Rosiecat said...

Nicole, I'm very much the same way with cooking during the work week. I wish I could muster up the energy to do more exciting things, but at the end of the day, I'm tired and I just want to eat. And veg out on the couch or in front of the computer ;-)