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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

So proud

O.K. so this is not intended to be bragging and I am only writing it as I feel a sense of accomplishment and believe me I am as far from Susie homemaker as anyone can get it seems these days. A few weeks ago I bought some herbs at the garden center and put then in a planter in my yard, today trying to figure out what on earth to make for dinner and not really having anything in my cupboards I opened the 'Better Homes and Gardens' cookbook, I have pasta, canned tomatoes and a rouge green pepper in the fridge, so that was my starting point and decided to make the classic spaghetti sauce, I had all the stuff except marjoram. Anyway, the recipe calls for fresh (or dried but I had fresh) basil and parsley and so there I was so proud of myself as I walked out into the yard and grabbed myself some fresh basil and parsley, and the accomplishment comes in as I have not only purchased the stuff, actually got around to planting it, kept it alive (and for the basil it is amazing as the dog has dug it up twice) but I have also used it, yay!! And I cooked it whilst both girls napped (at the same time) this afternoon, and about that I do brag but only because I can literally count on one hand the amount of times this blessed event has occurred since Sara was born.


yosh said...

so that is the pasta sauce you were talking about! ok i must congrats you on all of the aforementioned accomplishments!! i don't know... i'm beginning to think maybe you are susie homemaker.....!!!

anniemcq said...

It looks WONDERFUL! Last night I supplemented the lettuce from our garden in a salad and tonight I used cilantro, basil, parsley and orange mint as a topping for sesame noodles! YUM.

We've got lettuce now, but soon hopefully will come the beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and even broccoli. I'll let you know. I am so lovin' the garden.

I'm going to look up that spaghetti sauce - it looks so delish!

English Garden said...

You know it tasted pretty darn good, dare I even admit that I used a soy protein meat substitute?!! I'm not overly fond of ground beef, I could have used turkey but I had the soy stuff and I like it and Eric is just not one to complain.

Gina Cook said...

I love your cooking.. love it. I tell you, I think you should create your own cookbook!

Boss Lady said...

what soy stuff do you buy? I want to try it too. i desperately want to garden...and would love to take a saturday class at a nursery to get some tips or something.

maybe anniemcq could teach us!

Emily said...

Sounds like a darn near perfect day! The sauce looks super yummy!