Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mission accomplished!!

My husband is a general contractor - right now he is working like a mad man to complete a 3 month job in 3 weeks. He's been working loooong days and getting home anywhere from 8:30pm - 11:30pm. Not my idea (or his) of awesome. I should be used to it because this happens during the last week of every job he does and really it's not that big of a deal, I'm just way too needy and have too short of an attention span to be home by myself all night, every night!
But, he's done it again...tomorrow is opening night. Woo Hoo!!!

Why am I telling you this? Because I've found the silver lining of being a lonely housewife.....I get to spend hours and hours cooking and baking and use all of our fun wedding gifts!!
Oh and I'm totally kidding about being a lonely housewife ;)

I think in my last post I mentioned that I had a new goal - to cook 2 -3 new dishes every week. And so far week one has been a great success!! I've tried 6 or so new things and it's only Wednesday!

  • Pasta night. I have dance class and my husband is supposed to make dinner...
  • Dinner - Chicken caesar wraps, nothing new
  • Dessert - I made 3 new recipes. Warm chocolate pudding cakes (in our new Gordon Ramsey ramekins a wedding gift), caramel sauce and mint flavored whip cream
  • Thai food!! I have never eaten or made Thai food thanks to a peanut and seafood allergy. But tonight I'm making chicken satay (with fake peanut butter!!) and pad thai. I haven't tried it yet, but my fingers are crossed! 
  • Dessert - I got a super cool cake pan the other day. It's a giant donut cake pan!! So I tried a new cake recipe :)
  • I pre-made dinner tonight to save some time tomorrow. Shepherd's Pie!! A favorite around our house. I usually top it off with garlic mashed potatoes, but tonight instead of roasting the garlic by itself I made roasted garlic with rosemary (thanks for the idea Haylie Duff side note: check out her website, it's pretty cool!). I have a feeling it's going to be delicious!!
What are your favorite recipes?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Domestic Daydreaming

I haven't checked yet, but I could be a millionaire!
Well that is if we won the lottery tonight....Chances are slim, but someone has to win right so why not me and my husband?
The reason I'm thinking about it is because I have a plan should for when we win.
I have decided that when we win the lottery, I am going to work part time at my current job and spend the rest of my time cooking and blogging about it. My super successful cooking blog/website will naturally lead to me having a cooking show.....Yeah...
There are many things in my life that bring me great joy. My kitchen and cooking/baking are near the top of that list. So why not go with it!

So since I'm still working full time at my job, I will start small - my new goal is to make 2-3 new meals per week. I told my husband this and he looked so sad. He's a tried and true, go with what you know kinda fella. He likes his comfort food - pasta, shepherd's pie, meatloaf etc. Don't get me wrong, those are some of my faves too, but I'm all about trying new things.
It's not so much the eating new things part I enjoy, it's the cooking part - the creating, learning something new and of course the finished product. If it sucks then I try to figure out how to fix it for next time (if it gets a next time!) and it's good, then that's a bonus and we decide if it's worthy to be put in the keeper pile.

All of that being said, I need to go plan our menu for next week.
I hope to have some yummy pictures for you next week :)
Keep in ind, I am not a chef. I am totally self taught and just have a total love for food, my kitchen and being a domestic housewife.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In my last post I mentioned how I hadn't blogged for a really long time. I think I even said that my next post would be all about our wedding....well I've been sick for the last 5 days and don't have the energy to re-live the week leading up to the wedding, my dress, the day of and our honeymoon. But I just want to say it was the BEST. DAY. EVER!!!!!

So in place of our wedding, here is my TOP 5 list of favorite things this week :)

1. Being a Mrs.
I love being married. To those people that said things don't change when you're married - You are crazy!! Ok, enough gushing here's a few pictures of us from our wedding:

2. Bangs!
I had short blunt bangs for many many years. I needed a change so I grew them out into side swept bangs.  Then after the wedding I decided it was time for me to have bangs again. So I got them cut. Now when it comes to my bangs, I'm super picky. I hate letting people cut them. But I decided to let my amazing hairdresser cut them. He originally cut them to my eyebrows and when I said shorter (above my eyebrows) he kinda freaked out....he was worried they'd be too short. I told him that my friends and I use to cut our bangs to see who could have the shortest  bangs without standing up - so I was good with short. He kind of thinned the ends a bit which is weird to me, but I've since made them more me. Below is a picture a sent out to my girl Darcey after I got them cut (that's just what we do). So please excuse the messy bedroom, the dorky self portrait and my bad eyebrows ;)

3. Tea
I just love it. I think I'll go make some now!

4. New Girl
It's sooo good! I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard at a tv show.
My husband said that if a show was made about me it would be New Girl.
If you haven't seen the show, watch this clip and you'll see why it's so good! Our favorite parts are between 1:39 - 1:55ish

Do I really need to say anything about it?

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

It's been awhile....

It seems like forever since my last post....I guess that's cause it's been awhile. Like a couple months I think!
I have a really good excuse for ignoring my blog - I got married!!! Yep, the day finally came and I am now Mrs.B.
It was an amazing day!
My next post will be 100% wedding & honeymoon related. Unfortunately I don't have time blog about my wedding today (it's Thanksgiving and I have to help my mom prep dinner AND the Montreal Canadiens are playing the Winnipeg Jets! GO HABS GO!!!!!)
It's a long weekend, so hopefully that post will come tomorrow!!

Happy Sunday!!

P.s. Is anyone else obsessed with Keeping Up With The Kardashians?? Are you watching Kim's wedding??
I love my guilty pleasures!