Thursday, August 24, 2006

Show me yours and VIP

First of all I wanted to thank Mary at Owlhaven who gave me her VIP (Very Interesting Person) award for my comment on this post about college memories. It was fun and there are lots of other interesting comments there as well so go check it out! Mary's blog was one of the first blogs I'd ever read and I love it! She's a great writer and her posts are humorous, educational, insightful and refreshingly real so check her out if you don't know her already...go on, I'll be here when you get back!!

Secondly I wanted to join the fun over at O Mama Mia a few days late for Show me yours & I'll show you mine
Show Me Your (Inner) Domestic Goddess. Are you in suburban bliss? Do you get lost in your kitchen, flouring the hours away, baking? Do you love your home? Or maybe you’re in suburban turmoil & you live amongst desperate housewives? Show Me!! Let me hear all about it!

I think I'll start by saying that I think I'm more of a nerd than a "domestic goddess." I'll have to put on some high heels one night while I bake cookies and see if that brings less nerdiness! I find that the house cleaning part of being a SAHM is not my favorite, I mean I do it but I sometimes let the dishes go until the next meal and I sweep only when I notice the dogs hair against the floorboards. Terrible, I know but I do spend a lot of time with my Son that I know I'll never get back so that justifies it to me!

Back to the point, I love, love, LOVE to bake. My Mom and my Gram are both awesome bakers so I've managed to pick up some pointers along the way. Both my son's birthday cakes so far have been made by me from scratch. No box mixes here, last year's was a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and this was a yellow cake with a creamy frosting. I won't even pretend that they came out looking professional, they look homemade but it's something that's important to me to do for my son.

One side dish to Tuesday night's dinner was stuffed zucchini - from the garden and everything from scratch (sautéed onion and garlic, seasonings, celery, breadcrumbs and chicken broth). When it's almost done baking then I melt cheese over the top. So goddess/nerd well, what's in a name after all?!

It's not surprising that blogger won't upload my pics currently so I'll update this to include some pics after I go do the dishes! Uggghhhh blogger!

Dishes are done and blogger's now partially awake you can look at this post to see this years cake if you missed it since blogger only let me upload the one pic....


O Mama Mia said...

That is WAY cooooolll!! The "fanciest" I've tackled was doing an angel fod cake in a heart shaped fluted, bundt. YOU are total goddess, my dear! I hear you about the house cleaning, though. Not my particular fave, but I do love the final product. All shiny clean & fresh smelling. Now can someone just please gimme the lotto numbers so I can have that full-time maid I've always dreamed of???

Stephanie said...

that cake looks awesome!I am with you about cleaning. It is bare minimum. I would much rether cook.

I enjoyed your college memories. NYC I am so jealous!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh that is awesome!! I LOVE to bake but usually things only taste good, not look good.

And I had a Gram, too!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

OMGosh!! That duck cake is sooo cute! I would never be able to do something like that!! Very cool.

janice said...

that is the best cake - EVER!!! way to go girl!!

Pass The Torch said...

That's the cutest cake I've ever seen. And congrats on the VIP award!

Stephanie said...

I think I will go with "goddess" rather than "nerd." You are amazing. I want your recipe for stuffed zucchini!