Tag Archives: Adventures

Hello Hairy Visitor

17 Apr

 

Dear Blog,

I’ve missed you.

Love,

Emerging Domesticity!

 

It’s sad when it takes a posting on Facebook to realize that you haven’t touched your blog in weeks. I thought that I would be a great “multi-blogger” .. but, my goodness .. I don’t want to send junk out into the blogosphere, I gotta put some thought into it … and that, my friends, takes time! Not to mention, I haven’t cooked anything new in weeks…

So, yesterday was a beautiful day. Perfect for riding around with the top down, sunglasses on, singing at the top of my lungs – also good for early dinners sitting on a deck enjoying the marshside view. Yes, we went to a tourist trap, seafood restaurant where we succumbed to crab legs and Corona. We also ordered a “Captains Plate” where you got a sampling of different seafood – unfortunately – we found a little curly hair of a visitor on our food and had to send it back. YUCK! Way to spoil a nice dinner…. Needless to say, I may have to stick to cooking at home for a little while. At least then if we found a hair in our food – it would be mine! Ugh…

Well… Thats all for this post. Lets see what I can come up with for dinner tomorrow. You may see a great post outta that!

 

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Scattered – Smothered – Covered, Amen!

30 Mar

This was my dinner last night… Just thought I’d share!

God Sent a Lobster to Bite Me in the Face!

22 Mar

Woah! A whole ten days since I last posted. I swear it doesn’t feel like that long … I feel like I just sat down and ate those Dijon mustard pork chops yesterday. Things are crazy in my life right now.  I’m working a lot , but am not seeing the fruits of my labor as fast as I would like to .. and that is stressing me out. On top of that – I just haven’t had the time to cook. When I get home, I’m exhausted and there isn’t anything worth anything in the fridge. I’m trying to be better about looking into the fridge/cabinets and pulling some random dinner out .. but I’m not good at that. I’d much rather order something or go to the grocery store and buy a rotisserie chicken. {god, I sound so terribly lame} In the last week … We’ve had pizza {Dominos}, Sea Bass {that someone else cooked}, spaghetti {again}, Tacos {a pretty good meal}, followed by Taco Salad {to finish up the leftovers}, and Steak with Potatoes {also a repeat} …. Nothing exciting – nothing new – Just the same ‘ole again. 

  

Now … on a much funnier note. Saturday was the most gorgeous day of the year so far. After working until about 1:30pm, I ran  home and put on my bathing suit and headed straight to the beach. One of the amazing benefits of living only 5 minutes from the sand. I hate sunscreen, but I understand it’s necessity … so, I compromise and have a tanning lotion that has 6spf. I put it on my body… but seeing as how I had just come from work and had a full face of make-up on … I didn’t put any on my face. Two hours later… I feel wonderful and am ready to go  home. Several hours later, I check myself out …. LOBSTER. My face has never hurt so much in my life. The bf felt so sorry for me that he proceeded to slather my face with aloe, solarcane, and lotion .. gave me some benedryl and I slept the rest of the day. Sunday I felt so bad, I took some more benedryl, aloe and solarcane that I again slept the whole day. I think I had a little bit of sun posioning… not pretty. And, my face is going to look even more amazing when it all starts to peel off. Stamp DUMMY on my forehead. At twenty seven years old – you think I would have learned my lesson… but I promise I have learned it this time. Ouch. 

  

Well… that’s all ya’ll. More to come sooner than 10 days this time. Promise!

Dijon Mustard Pork Chops

12 Mar

Yes, I’ve been missing in action. And, I was terribly depressed this evening when I logged onto my blog stats and saw how low my numbers had fallen. Don’t run away yet … I’m just adjusting to a new blogging schedule where I have to find time for my personal blog and the blog I’m writing for my new job which hopefully will translate into $$!

Needless to say, I thought of you all when I cooked tonight. {Yes, I actually cooked!} Pork Chops were on sale at the grocery store … and being the thrifty person I am {ha} I decided tonight would be a great night for Dijon Mustard Chops! They are so simple, that you just may laugh at me!

You will need: Boneless Pork Chops {I prefer thick cut}, a jar of Dijon Mustard, and a package of plain Shake-n-Bake or something similar. All you are going to do is coat the pork chops in the mustard, roll them around in the crumbs, and bake at 450 for approx 20-25 minutes depending on thickness. Piece of Cake. May I repeat: Piece.of.Cake! I served mine with steamed asparagus and some mashed potatoes. And, it all worked out nicely. No, I didn’t take a picture .. because I just plain forgot… But, I’m sure you will forgive me. Not much to see .. just a tasty pork chop!

Hope you all are doing well. Spring is in the air. I can not wait for some warmer weather. I took a little walk on the beach the other day with the dog and let him run around and play in the water. It was so nice to be outside enjoying the afternoon without freezing my toosh off! …. I have a recipe for Seafood Gumbo that I really want to try this weekend. There are some ingredients that I’m not too sure of, and some that I haven’t cooked with before… so it should prove to be very interesting. I WILL take picture! Until then… Night, Ya’ll!

Soup, Bunions, and Glass-Filled Broccoli

2 Mar

 

The Undomestic Goddess Strikes Out Again … {I really hope you’re loving this list trend, because that’s all I’ve got for you tonight!}

  • Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup tastes just as good as it did when you were eight
  • I learned how to schedule my “tweets” to post on their own today, huge time saver
  • Habitat for Humanity ground breaking tomorrow, excited to be giving back
  • Dear Mr. Recession: Please end so I can not feel guilty when looking through the window at the most gorgeous pair of black stilettos I have ever seen in my life. My ugly feet would look so beautiful in them.
  • You’d be amazed the way bunions start to go away after not squeezing them into dance shoes 3-4 hours a day for the last year {do NOT comment on that MEM}
  • The only thing I cooked today {other than soup} was the dogs food. Why did I cook it, you ask? I forgot to buy wet dog food, so I warmed up some beef broth and added it to his dry chunks until they absorbed the broth and became wet nuggets. Score! Fooled him!
  • Random Fact: When I was in middle school, I remember my mom cooking some broccoli on the stove. I don’t know why, but I was curious to see what the temperature of the contents were .. so I got a thermometer from the medicine cabinet and held it over the pot. Needless to say, it was an old school glass thermometer and it broke in a million pieces right into the pot. I guess I was too embarrassed to tell her what really happened. So .. when she came back into the kitchen, I looked real careful into the pot and said “Mom, I think there is glass in here!??” Of course, she threw out the broccoli. I wonder if she ever knew it was me??

 

Broken Down Chicken Casserole

1 Mar

 

Oh, honey … I’m cooking!

 

Call me plain-Jane, I made Chicken Casserole again. Although, I did experiment with some new flavors tonight {just not by choice}… So, I made a pit-stop at the grocery store on the way home from work tonight and grabbed some frozen broccoli, fresh chicken, and a can of chicken broth. What’s better than a casserole when you have no idea what to make but need to cook something filling that piles all the meat and veggies into one big heap?? Casserole it is. Needless to say, when I got home, I had run out of pepper and cheddar cheese. Great. Just my lucky day. So the improv began. No pepper? Ahh… how about some Montreal Chicken Seasoning. No cheddar cheese? Ahh… how about some shredded swiss? And while we’re at it, lets add a bit more rice this time too… And what does this give you? One really really bland casserole. I swear it was like eating plain chicken and rice. Thankfully, I made a salad and heated up some frozen French dinner rolls to supplement said casserole. Ehhh… I can’t win when I try new things without a recipe. I NEED RECIPES. And, I need to follow them! Otherwise we end up with concoctions like Bland Chicken Casserole a-la Domestic Goddess. Blah!

 

Tomorrow is an uber busy day. I’ve got a list of to-do’s that stretches across this room … but you know I love that. Hope you all had a great day & a better dinner than me! In closing … my list:

  • Buy more cheddar cheese
  • Go to Petsmart – Dog needs wet food. {My dog eats half wet/half dry. And, it has to be mixed REALLY well or he will pick out the dry pieces and lay them on the floor. Spoiled}
  • After a week of sitting in the dryer, the dry clothes are probably ready to be folded and put away
  • Clean this computer screen
  • Random Fact: My first car died on the side of the interstate. My mom always told me if it ever died, to take out anything that had my name on it and leave it there. {It was old, old, old} So, thats exactly what I did and the next day I called a tow-truck and he paid ME $100 to keep it. Match made in heaven.

Social Media Bandwagon + Potassium

28 Feb

 

Warning: This post is not at all food related. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I ate a good meal. Shhh!

 

Well my friends, we meet again. I have nothing food related to speak of today, or for the last few days for that matter. I honestly couldn’t tell you when the last good meal I had was … Tonight, I fed foodie bf boxed macaroni and cheese with tuna in it. {Gotta get that protein somewhere!} That was about an hour ago, and I’m already hungry. But, I don’t seem to have the energy to go to the store and my brain is wildly consumed with Social Media. {Enter picture at right, lol} I feel like one of those 80’s drug commercials: “This is your brain. This is your brain on Social Media!” I’ve probably told you a  million times now, I’m overly excited about my new career because it lets me use my Marketing degree in ways I haven’t used it in years! {gosh, I sound old} So far this week, I’ve set up a Facebook Fan Page {137 followers so far!}, set up a Blog and wrote a few entries, wrote content pages for our new website {still about 5 weeks from launching}, set up a YouTube page and recorded a few videos, updated our profiles on pages like LinkedIn, set up a Twitter account and started “tweeting,” and last but not least .. worked a full 40 hour week. Someone tell me where in that week I was supposed to find time to COOK! {ha ha}

 

Anyhoo… things have been crazy, but that’s the way I love it. It makes me work harder and more efficient and it makes my days happy and brings nights of good sleep! However, in the meantime I think I need to buy some stock in McDonalds and Starbucks .. they seem to be fueling me these days.

 

Lastly, I got such a great response to my “List” post the other day that I thought I would leave you with a few items off my current list… Night Ya’ll

 

  • Buy bananas to help with leg cramps from wearing high-heels all day. {Potassium baby!}
  • Invest in better mascara remover.
  • Buy replacement disks for the dogs Pedi-Paw nail trimmer. {Yes, it works and he LOVES it!}
  • Is it possible to get a tan just from driving by the tanning bed, because I’ve decided I really don’t want skin cancer.
  • Organize contacts and addresses for mass mailing introducing our new business.
  • Find printer for said mass mailing.
  • Close eyes and dream for a professional chef to appear in my kitchen. {psh!}
  • Random Fact: I’m terrified of mascots. You know the kind you see at professional sporting events or carnivals. Hate them.