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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: (BUT I’D ADVISE AGAINST IT) Walking Tacos

I feel like I’ve never been alive before this evening. I saw something on TV. Like really lame TV because we never watch TV so we no longer have cable. . .but still. . . It was a TV show about camping, or recipes, or trailer parks. . .I don’t know? I was trying to get Teddy to sleep. When
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Yesterday It Was The Yogurt

My Husband and I just spent five whole days together. While I love my Husband dearly and he’s typically a big help with Mac and our household chores, five days is a LOT. I’m pleased to say we made it through some hectic days without major marital discord, but like any marriage, we have a few minor recurring issues. As
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What Husband SAID v What Reluctant Mother was Supposed to ACTUALLY HEAR

Have I mentioned how kind, patient, and thoughtful my Husband is? Have I mentioned to you he ceases to be any of those things if there is the slightest thing wrong with his stomach? Yep. Hungry, queasy, or grumbly. . .it doesn’t matter.  The results are always the same:  He’s a MONSTER!  A MONSTER!!! To make matters worse, I have
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The Pregnant and Delusional Reluctant Mother: 20-Year War v Chaos

Nope.  Not pregnant. . .Just the title of certain posts I do when I look back on all the crap I was delusional about when I was pregnant. I’m feeling a little bleh today.  I probably just haven’t swilled enough coffee or something.  I feel like I could happily sped a large chunk of the morning in bed. Of course,
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Reluctant Mother’s Culinary Give-A-Damn Has Apparently Left The Building

I don’t mind cooking but I’ve never LOVED it.  Over the years, I’ve become an acceptable cook.  However, if I’m rushed or busy, cooking is one thing that I’m willing to rapidly drop way down on my priority list. What parent isn’t hurried and busy? Couple this normally occurring chaos with an interesting fall bird migration heating up in our
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Mommy & Mac’s Favorite Snack

I’m rushing to get a few things done in this joint before the kid wakes up.  I can’t believe I’m starting to HATE it when I sleep in until 7:30. . .Oh the joys of parenting. Anyway, here’s a snack I’ve been making for Mac regularly and he really enjoys it. . .And unfortunately so do I. Spoiler Alert:  This
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You Can Accomplish This Before You Effing Head Explodes: Menu for a Week

I think I sufficiently bitched about my boredom with our dinners in this post.  Refreshed from that super-fab trip err vacation, and shamed into the hard-core realization that we ate mostly things that weren’t green or all that healthful, I returned home with a renewed interest in keeping our food fresh, interesting, simple, and fast. So I sat down and
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Has Reluctant Mother Relenquished Her Independence?

This morning I decided to get a shower.  Typically, I don’t shower until Mac’s afternoon nap because well, the mornings can be messy.  But today, I decided to throw caution to the wind and get a shower. Since Mac was sleeping in his room, I decided to use the downstairs bathroom.  I turned on the shower but no water was
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Dirt Sandwiches & Fries

I know.  It sounds horrible.  I started calling these things “dirt sandwiches” (Actually, I think the original was a dirt pita) because nearly every ingredient is grown in the dirt and my Husband thought it was kinda’ funny so the name stuck.  I promise you, they do not contain nor do they taste like dirt and the ingredients are easily
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