It’s Friday! Welcome to ‘The Chronicles of a Reluctant Housewife’ documenting my learning curve as a new, and unexpected, full-time homemaker.
Red wine & salt
While you wouldn’t know it from our current weather, last week was a bit chilly and I was feeling a bit snotty and the leaves were starting to turn so I decided to make my first cup of mulled wine. I had a big mug and while I was sloppily taking the last gulp I dribbled. A lot.
By the time Pete poked his head out of the living room to see what the fuss was about, I had ripped off my shirt and pulled the salt out of the cupboard. Everyone has their own remedy for the red wine spill. Mine is salt. Lots and lots of salt and let it sit. The next morning, the stain was almost invisible, in the wash and now you would never know.
Sadie 1, Red Wine 0
Clean floor-who knew?
This past weekend I woke up with a pounding headache (see above). In my addled state I decided it would be the perfect time to wash the kitchen floor. On my hands and knees.
Now our kitchen isn’t very big, at all, but it took me at least 45 minutes. I stood up and, I sh*t you not, the floor actually sparkled. The sunshine streaming through the window was reflected off the floor!! I was so shocked by the difference, I think I mentioned how clean the floor is at least five times. I still can’t believe it.
Sadie 1, Floor 0
Salt in the eye
This is an easy one. I was sprinkling salt flakes over a dish. I might have been a bit too theatrical in my sprinkling form because somehow I got salt in my eye.
So much for my Top Chef flourish.
Sadie 0, Salt 1
Domino’s Dipping Sauce
We tend to get quite a collection of those green tubs of dipping sauce that come with Domino’s Pizza. We stopped using the dip for the pizza awhile ago, but what do you do with it? It just starts piling up? It seems a shame to just pitch it. In the last week, I used it to marinade chicken (which I then wrapped in streaky bacon and baked with tomatoes (YUM!!) and then a garnish on stuffed eggplant which I partially stuffed with breadcrumbs made from old croutons. Am I crafty and resourceful, or what? Don’t answer. Let me live in my delusion for awhile. Still marking it as one for me.
Sadie 1, Random Foodstuffs 0
Last week during the cold snap, I made potato leek soup. There are many ways to make this soup. Our recipe calls for sealing the pot with parchment paper while the taters and leeks cook down. You are also meant to stir frequently. Now, Pete usually handles this recipe but I was rocking it out this night. I pulled the parchment off to stir and apparently didn’t notice where I placed the paper. I go to seal the pot again and find the paper in flames.
SH*T! SH*T! SH*T!
Again, by the time Pete poked his head out of the living room, it was under control.
Those black flecks in the soup? Freshly Ground Pepper.
(We don’t have a working pepper grinder)
Sadie 1, Soup 1
So, on the homemaker front. Not too shabby. Sadie streaks ahead with a score of 4 to 2.
The profanity front…. Looks like Sadie looses to SH*T! 4 to 1.
You win some, you lose some.