One of the things that has surprised me most about being married is -
The Difficulty of Keeping the House Running!
Well, I knew that I would have trouble with keeping things tidy,
mainly because I hate keeping things tidy.
I'm still working on that.
But I love to cook, so I thought I would knock it out of the park.
I'm still working on that, too. I've been working off of a $100 per week grocery budget, and so I think it's best to plan the full week of meals and buy all the groceries at the same time so I don't go over. The hardest part is trying to be creative with what I cook but also be Colton-friendly. (That means hearty meals - no girl food!)
My new best friends - the lovely ladies at the Big Girls Small Kitchen blog. Yay! They make planning alot easier, because there are so many yummy recipes that are fun and sort-of fancy, but low key as far as ingredients and time. Last night I made pesto to mix up with fettuccine, potatoes, and green beans. I also made their homemade ginger ale as a treat for our nightly viewing of The Office. Here's the recipe if you want to try it! But I might recommend using club soda instead of sparkling water if you like your ginger ale more on the fizzy side, and less on the sparkling water side. (sparkling water. Blech!)
The other day I had a cooking crisis. Colton got home from work at four. "I'm hungry! I'm hungry!" "Okay, Mister, let's see here..."
I opened the fridge. Nothing. And dinner was in the crock pot and wouldn't be ready for another three hours.
What is a girl to do? Make something up!
I scrounged around for anything we had. I found: Three pieces of bread. Four slices of bacon. Two eggs. Shredded Cheese. Perfect!
So I invented a new Davie family classic. The Kelly Double Decker Breakfast Sandwich Surprise!
It's delicious. Generously butter one side of two of the slices of bread. Fry up however much bacon you have, and two eggs. (I like mine fully cooked, no runny yolk!) Layer everything up, and use the cheese like glue so your sandwich doesn't fall apart - bread with the butter side down, a little cheese, fried egg, bacon, a little cheese, unbuttered bread, a little cheese, fried egg, bacon, a little cheese, bread with the buttered side up. Smoosh it a little. Stick it in the pan and brown on both sides.
Happy Husband! I wish I had taken a picture. It was a masterpiece.