Here's a cute meme that Diane started. Just let her know if you use it so that she can post the results on her blog and throw some linky-linx love her way. She has a sweet blog! Dive in!
1.] How come I can never find: ANYTHING in my purse except when I'm on to looking for the next item??! I suffer the same dilemma when searching for stuff in my fridge. I must streamline!
2.] I wish I'd never started: Not working. I haven't had a job in the three+ years that I have lived in Alaska. I've now become worried that I'm past the age of a "desirable hire." Hey--I hear that the governor's job is available... JK!!! ;)
3.] I wonder why: Murphy's Law is so prevalent in my life? If something can go wrong, it will. You can take that one to the bank!
4.] Mama always told me: That she only had kids in order to avoid having to do any household chores: inside or out. Not in so many words, she just let me know from her loving example.
5.] There's this one thing in my closet that I just can't seem to get rid of: The Mickey Mouse T-Shirt from my youngest daughter that she picked for me on a trip to Disneyland that the kids took with their Dad and step-family years ago.
6.] My favorite guilty pleasure is: Actually getting a whole six hours of sleep! It's usually the first three hours, then up every hour on the hour or worse; aaarrrruugh!!! No wonder I feel like a train wreck! You all thought that I'd say recipe research, right? Right?? I never feel guilty about that(although it is like food porn!)
7.] I always forget to: Check the toasting bread in the broiler. Ask my kids about "The Famous Bruchetta Incident!"
8.] I have never: Been overseas. I would loveLOVELOVE to go to Pompeii and Dublin.
9.] I'm obsessed with: Any new and awesome kitchen gadget! I just wish I could come up with the perfect one that everyone must have in order to make one. million. DOLLARS!!!! And to seem so smart that everyone would be amazed by my brilliance! Snork!
10.] One of my favorite memories is: Times that were shared with all the loved ones at Mom-Mom's house. She always made the best pot roast and about ten side dishes with four or five flavors of ice cream(because she could never make up her mind what her fav was!) Good times. Literally. =}
I never really realized how territorial I am in the kitchen. I found out when K's relatives were here for a couple of weeks.
Now; I can appreciate that everyone has their own way of doing things, as well as their own tastesAND even quirks. I'll bend over back-wards for medical needs and special diets. That is a given.
There isone thing that you can do to absolutely piss me off and that's question my tried and true in my own kuchina!
I'll spare you the details (mostly because I've blocked the memory as I was so white-hot mad that I still can't see straight.) I know that I'm a bit OCD. That goes without saying; however, I just know that a certain order of preparing the various dishes to a meal ensures the freshness of the salad; the creaminess of the sauce and the juiciness of the meat entree. I also think bread should be re-crusted in foil; in the oven-NEVER re-heated in the microwave(unless you like them rubber biscuits) and you don't dilly-dally when I hail, "Soup's On!!!!
It's hard to appear hospitable when your head is spinning ala Exorcist-style when people have crossed the boundary of what is proper in your home-court. I hope to get a handle on that for the next round of summer visitors. Funny; I never had that problem in my kitchen before. Maybe I should hone my delegating skillz.
I think I'm gonna get a sign that says, "No Entry Under Penalty Of Cast Iron Skillet Injury To all Who Presume To Order Resident Cook Around In Her Own One-Butt Kitchen!"
Or some such thing. If anyone has a better, abbreviated version of this same message, I'm open!