Saturday, July 19, 2008

Food, Food, Food

Seems like my whole day today was all about food. Shopping for food, preparing food, cleaning up after we ate food... I don't think I've stepped foot outside the kitchen all day except to go grocery shopping (and I have the laundry pile to prove it)!

I made three meals (blueberry muffins, jambalaya and cornbread, and Frito pie), plus I'm cooking for a big day tomorrow. Monday is my little brother's birthday. He'll be 38. He's back from the wilds of the Wyoming oil fields, plus we have Peter home (and as of today Bobby back from his mission trip) so we have a lot to celebrate.

After church tomorrow my parents and my brother will come over for Sunday dinner. We'll be having a Pioneer Woman menu. :) We're having The Best Lasagna. Ever. (really), Olive Cheese Bread, and the 4th of July Cake (I thought it was fitting), plus sun tea and lemonade. My mom is bringing salad and ice. She also said she would bring paper plates and cups, but I actually like to bring out my nice dishes. I have a good dishwasher and the plates and cups aren't the hard part of washing dishes anyway.

Here's my kitchen in action today. You see two skillets on the stove because I made two versions of the lasagna. One with no pork because my mom doesn't eat pork, and one regular.

See the shiny new skillet on the right? That's my new one. The handle broke off of my old one and I've been making do for weeks with my other two skillets that are not very big. As you can see by the state of my stove top, big meals like the lasagna filling don't fit too well in my cast iron skillet. Mike has been telling me to buy a new one and I finally did. I love it! I want to leave it sitting out in the kitchen so I can look at it. :) I might set it next to the bed so I can look at is as I doze off tonight...OK, not really.

I've already run the full dishwasher twice today!

And just for grins, here's last nights supper.


Terri said...

You did have a busy day. Everything looks delicious! Have a wonderful celebration with you family today. :-)


Roxanne said...

I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Thank you for doing it! I also LOVE your red-spattered tea kettle. Where did you get it? Did it come in blue?


Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I need that pizza recipe. It looks delicious!

50s Housewife said...

Thank you Terri! We had so much fun. It was a wonderful day!

Roxanne, thank you! I'm so glad you are enjoying it! I ordered the teakettle several years ago from Plow and Hearth. I don't remember if they had one in blue.

extraordinary ordinary life, both the pizza recipes are here on the blog somewhere. If you click on "recipes" in the sidebar you should be able to find them. I'm getting enough recipes here now that I may have to start putting them into categories. :)