Thursday, October 14, 2010

So Domestic and All...

Lately I've been feeling very domestic. I'm not sure if it's the influence of Ree Drummond and my complete obsession with her blog or just the fact that I have three kids and I don't really know how else to be at this point in my life!

I am about to purchase a minivan. I've been cooking (and baking!) like crazy and my house is pretty much spotless. I won't comment on the laundry (but it is neatly piling up in my laundry room).

For some reason, all of this gives me such great satisfaction and comfort. I have always been the first to say I could NEVER stay home and only be a "homemaker" (I hate that name by the way). But, with this third child, my desire to stay home more has become so much stronger and to be honest, has me rather surprised at myself. I have loved cleaning the house and cooking big meals and being the one that gets to pick my kids up from school. I've even had crazy thoughts of...shhhhhh...don't say anything...but...(homeschooling!!!). I mean, have I lost my mind??!! I am completely aware of how crazy that sounds and have no intention of doing this (I'd have the kids skipping school too much) but it's just an example of what a crazy 180 degree turn my desires have taken.

Yesterday morning I baked a cobbler after getting the kids to school and Betsy down for a nap. It was good for my soul. For dinner, I sauteed up a bunch of vegetables and The Pioneer Woman had the most amazing recipe for pan seared mushrooms. The best mushrooms I've ever had. Period.

Here is a recipe I'm going to try tonight: Creamy Cheese Grits with Chilis

Looks so yummy I'm almost drooling on my laptop. With grilled fish and grilled okra. I'll keep you posted...

I'm off to the grocery store...

(See? So domestic and all!)

3 comments:

The Armstrong Family said...

You're so great, Melissa!

I made Pioneer Woman's stuffed shells and they were SO good. Definitely try them :) Mary Helen thinks PW's enchilada recipe is the best and I can't wait to hear about the grits. I just printed that one this morning :) With working full time, I have been making things ahead of time and using my freezer. It is a lifesaver!

Now if only I could figure out how to save lots of $$ on the food at the grocery store.

Give your sweet girls (and Nate too) a hug from the Armstrongs :)

Betsy said...

I love it when you write your thoughts on your blog. It's like sitting down and visiting with you. Love you.

Melissa Navarro said...

Ooohhhhh I wanted to make the stuffed shells. They looked delish! I will have to put that on the list...