Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Last Chance!

It's the last chance to save money in my Etsy-versary sale! Everything in the shop is 20% off between now - and whenever I wake up tomorrow! Do you have something you've been keeping your eye on? Now's the chance! So head on over to my shop and check it out :) There are a few new items too...

On a totally different and completely random topic - I've discovered that I do enjoy cooking. I've never really had a chance to learn to cook too much because between health problems and just being insanely busy...there was never much time to cook! So I knew the basics, and I can follow a recipe really well, but there weren't a lot of dishes in my repertiore. 

Then, when I got really sick we took a bunch of foods out (mainly milk) that took away over half of the dishes I knew how to cook! It was so frustrating! Add that too being a newly wed, both of us being picky eaters, and just not having the energy/health to cook much...

Yeah, for awhile there I was just completely depressed about the whole cooking thing. Lately though, I'm enjoying it! I've finally found enough dishes that we both like, and that are easy to make when I'm not feeling great, that cooking in and of itself doesn't stress me out. So now I'm having fun branching out and exploring some!

My fall back though? If it's leftover it'll probably find it's way into an egg burrito for breakfast or lunch :P I tried a lemon chicken recipe the other day that was ok, but the hubby didn't really like the rice that it cooked in. Which was funny because I liked it and usually HE'S the rice freak. Anyway, there's some chicken left over from that with just a hint of lemon flavor to it. So I fried up the chicken with some onions and garlic, mixed it into some scrambled eggs, and put it on a tortilla with lettuce and olives! Ok, olives for me, and cheese for the hubby :P I miss cheese, but there's no reason to make him miss it too!

So that's my randomness for today :P

7 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Cooking has never been my strong suit! We eat lots of casseroles so I don't have to cook again for a couple of days! Gotta love leftovers :)

TiLT said...

ok - how did you plurk that link to this? I am still trying to figure things out :)

and cooking can be so fun! as long as someone else cleans it up :)

still trying to get the name of the cookbook for diabetics that my dad recommends...

BeadedTail said...

Glad to hear you've discovered an enjoyment of cooking! I love to bake but not cook so my hubby does all of our cooking since he loves it! And I love "breakfast" burritos any time - mmm, mmm, good!

Cozy said...

Your burritos sound yummy. We like to do chorizo with eggs sometimes. Not as healthy as the chicken but is sure tastes good.

Splendid Little Stars said...

BeadedTail, a cooking husband! how marvelous! Cook is a 4 letter work in my house. I do like to cook, most of the time. And my husband will help if he's not hiding in the closet.
Happy adventures in cooking, Ruthie!

Tulip's Talking said...

First, Splendid made me LOL

Next, no wonder Sharla is such a happy camper!

Ruthie, glad you found the enjoyment of cooking. It can be an art too you know?

Two gourmet cooks in one house here. Make two gourmet cooks in one house overweight!

Anywho, as of this week I am changing our diets to almost all healthy, with the occasional artery hardener...LOL Went to the farmers market yesterday and then to the bait shop for some large handpicked shrimp. We had peel-n-eats and fresh picked Florida corn-on-the-cob with Amish/Mennonite handmade/rolled butter. Drink: Fresh OJ mixed with Fresca on ice!

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh how did the sale go!?