Sunday, February 6, 2011

holly freaking homemaker [late post]

yeah, that's me. at least this week. ;) 

NOTE: Blogger hates me and did not automatically post this on Saturday, even though I had it scheduled to. 

I've decided it's time to be a grown up... meaning that I've got to start pitching in with cooking dinner and keeping up with the house. which means... no more waiting until the weekend, only to spend an entire day cleaning the crap out of my house. no more leaving dishes in the sink until I feel like washing them. no more unhealthy (yet incredibly easy) meals for dinner. no more buying crap food for lunch everyday at work. 

I'm proud to say that I haven't bought lunch at work in two weeks! it's amazing how much money you save when you just bring your own food to work everyday. this whole concept is completely foreign to me, but I think it's been a success so far! 

everyday when I get home, I try to do one or two small things around the house... like scoop the litter boxes or vacuum the hardwood floors. when we're finished with dinner, the dishes get washed and put in the dish drain, and the put away the following day. I'm cooking dinner at least 2-3 times a week, and I'm loving it. 

keeping up with the house work/chores and cooking meals together every night has proved to be awesome for Sean and I. we get that time in the evening to bond with each other instead of going our separate ways and fending for ourselves for dinner. unfortunately, we had been guilty of doing that in the past. teaming up to make sure the house is always in order is an automatic ego boost for both of us and we feel awesome about it. 

we decided we wanted to have our friends Kaycie & Adam over this Sunday. the Caps play at 12:30, and then of course, there's the Superbowl on later in the evening. since they'll be at our house pretty much all day, I decided to go all out and have a feast throughout the day. I've been searching for good appetizer recipes, and I think I finally have a set list of dishes to make. 

let me just mention that I am not a chef... I typically do not cook and I certainly don't cook appetizers. so this is a first for me, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they turn out well!

Sunday Funday Menu

  • Garden Salad with Italian dressing and garlic croutons
  • Baked Ziti, served with cheesy garlic bread

so there it is, my first ever multi-course dinner menu! I'm pretty excited about all of this, to be honest. I actually cooked Sean's chicken Parmesan (his favorite) as a belated birthday meal a few weeks ago, along with the chocolate roll cake. I honestly just kind of winged it for the chicken Parm, so I guess I can't really post a recipe for that, but I do have pictures. if I have the time this weekend, those posts will be up! 

I'm also still working on a book review for The Help, but I'm having a hard time finding the time to put sufficient energy into it. I'm in the middle of reading 3 different books right now, but all is being put on hold for The Hunger Games. I've had multiple people tell me (just this week!) that they couldn't put it down and they read it fairly quickly (we're talking a day here), so I figured I'd go ahead and pick it up. I need a page turner right now to distract me from my English class. 

I think that's all for now... at least all my brain can handle at the moment. I hope you all are doing fantastic - I'm working on catching up on your recent posts! have a happy weekend, everyone!  

UPDATE: I went out with Sean and his friends last night and got completely way too drunk, resulting in the worst hangover known to man. I've spent the majority of the day in the bathroom puking my brains out. the only dish I actually cooked today was the meatballs... Kaycie and Sean cooked everything else. and for the record, my meatballs were delicious. 


  1. i HATE blooger...boogers..yes blooger! they stink gooey balls! my scheduled posts almost NEVER go out! and it's so damn frustrating! i hear that!

    i need to get more housework done during the week as well! just been super swamped with laundry,...why is it that when we are caught up, more clothes are on the floor...we seriously go broke from all the laundry soap we buy! i am craving a snack right now and will be baking in a few very short secs because that sounds sooooo delish! i'm no cook either...i suck! enjoy the rest of your eve!:)

  2. i need to keep up with chores more during the week than what I do but I just feel like its a never ending struggle especially when there is a terrible little toddler running a muck with our scrappy dog following. It sounds like you are doing great with the domesticated routine. I seriously need to try this more often!

    Hope you have an awesome day!

  3. It's amazing what a difference to mood it can make when you have a clean place! I get so depressed when the dishes aren't done...

  4. I try so hard to do the "a little bit of housework every day" plan, but I can never stick with it! Cranking up the music and doing all the cleaning at once, 1 or 2 times a week is the only thing that works for me. I envy those who have the self-discipline to break it up over the course of the week!

    PS that baked ziti looks DELICIOUS!

  5. Yay for being such a grown up! (As I'm sitting surrounded my dirty & clean clothes, at least I did the dishes yesterday!)


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