"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Still Not A New Years Resolution

There's a few things I'm going to add to my life. I don't plan on staying single forever. I have a vision for the kind of wife and mother I want to be. But I'm handicapped. I've been single a LONG time. I never was a great cook. My mother was not really a great cook either but even she cooks more things than I do.

Since I'm already 37 and I want to have children when I do meet that person I'd like to start right away. And I want to be a stay at home mom. So I also know that means I have to learn to be more domestic. Sheeeet if I'm going to put the onus of money making and bill paying on my soon to be fellow then I have to do my fair share.

Now don't get me wrong I do plan on working. If you don't know what I do for a living and LOVE you can check me out here . That work is going well and my reputation is spreading and who knows what kind of income that will bring me and my eventual family.

So back to the domestic godess training.

I'm going to learn how to cook more things. I'm starting small.

At one of my jobs I work with a woman who not only used to be a former Playboy Bunny but a Chef. Let's just say she no longer has that bunny body. Hopefully I'll be more disciplined after I learn how to cool well.

She gave me a few easier recipes which I haven't begun to try but I will and I'll share them.

I started out with a good salad. Sounds simple but really what do we think about with salad. Lettuce, tomato and maybe cucumber and dressing.

I've been told to get good lettuce, not iceberg (haven't been eating that for years anyway) cucumbers, tomatos, maderin oranges or tangerines, craisins, some cheese if you like that on your salad. I like Russian dressing but you can use whatever you want.

Just those few simple extras makes all the difference.

And here you can see what I've created.

I've made it a few times now and it's a simple, but delicious meal that is not boring to eat.

Besides learning how to cook meals that seem exotic but aren't and are yummy I'm going to try my best to be better about keeping house.

In my defense I work a lot of jobs when I am offered and I'm rather tired when I get home. So as you can see it's a little messy on my stove. Plus the stove is shitty and cheap and anything that drips gets stained even if you clean it right away. OY!

Those are my two things I'm adding to my life this year. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

I wish you luck with the domestic goddess training. I was very lucky that I met and married a man who not only could cook but was good at it too. I am nearly 49 and it's only been out of necessity that I've learned to cook very basic things. Maybe I need to take a leaf out of your book?

Happy New Year Lauren and I hope all your dreams come true whatever they may be.

LadyBanana said...

I hate the way it's presumed that women can and will always cook. I have grown up kids now and have been cooking for them since the start but I only cook simple foods and I get so fed up with it.. cook wash up cook wash up ughhhhhhhh...

Good luck :)

swile67 said...

Good for you...I think you'll make a fine cook! It looks very appetizing! ALl the best in the new year!!

Jessica said...

That looks YUMMY! :) I mean it, you are off to a good start!

Chat Blanc said...

I admire your desire to add those two things to your life!! It's so great that you're preparing yourself for the life you want. Allsome!

btw, that salad sounds/looks yummy!