July 23, 2009

Domestic Failure/Domestic Goddess

This week I'm proving to be both. On Saturday, I completely skipped all the house work that needed doing and headed straight to my parents house to hang out with my niece and nephew.

I've resolved to do the dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and bathroom cleaning every night since then. Only its still not done. Give me a moment to remember my excuses.

Sunday...spent all day at my parents house playing with the kids. Even if I was home, I don't do housework on Sunday, unless my ox is in a ditch. Last time I checked I don't have an ox.

After taking a ride out to see Inez, my papaw took Jay to pick wild blackberries.

Monday...that was grocery shopping day. Ground turkey on sale for $0.99 a pound took priority over everything else. It was on sale at the first of the year and I stocked up on enough to do us several months. Our supply just recently got used up, so I was excited to replenish the freezer. I purchased 20 pounds, and since we eat 1 pound a week it should take us through the end of the year.

Tuesday...After my emotional breakdown I wasn't in the mood to do anything. I went home, cooked dinner, watched Everybody Loves Raymond, and sat on the couch for the rest of the night.

Wednesday...I ran two miles after work, then came home and made dinner. After dinner Jay and I went driving around looking at some cabins being auctioned off this weekend. If they go for low enough, we plan on buying one and moving into it for a few years. There were 26 that fit our criteria (2 bedroom + loft) so we did a lot of driving.

So there you have it, the reasons you can see lint gathering in my carpet. The reasons the kitchen floor feels gritty as you walk through. Tonight Jay probably won't be home till after dark, so I'm hoping that after my long (5.5 mile) run I'll use the peace and quiet to get the house work done.

And now on to my domestic success for the week.

The one thing I did do Tuesday night was make a cobbler. Jay and Papaw had picked too many blackberries to eat raw. My mom gave me a easy recipe so I tried it out. I hope this isn't the few times Jay reads my blog, because he was amazed at the cobbler. He kept asking me where I found the time. He complimented the crust "Isn't that the hardest part for people to get right?"

Little does he know that it was one of the easiest things I've ever made.

1/2 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2-3 cups berries (or other fruit)

now i did have to let the berries sit in about a cup of sugar before adding them to the recipe, so that'd be an additional cup.

heat oven to 375 - melt butter in bottom of 9X9 baking dish
mix flour, sugar, and water in bowl. dump on top of melted butter. DO NOT MIX!
dump berries onto of flour mixture. DO NOT MIX!
bake for 25-35 minutes.

Jay liked it so good, he ate almost the entire cobbler. I got one modest piece that evening, and one piece to bring to work. He easily ate 2/3 of the cobbler in one sitting.

What's better than a woman who can cook? A woman with a smokin hot body that can cook. He told me last night that he would prefer me not to lose any more weight, but if I did, not to get under 125 or else I'd be too skinny. (Aren't those the words every woman wants to hear??)


  1. Living life is WAY more important than a spotless house! And that cobble sounds awesome, I might just have to try it!

  2. I am copying that recipe! And that sounds like an incredible man! Mine keeps telling me 100 should be my goal... :(

  3. What a compliment!!! Go, Jay!!

    I can't wait to try out that cobbler recipe. Maybe I can swing that this weekend...

  4. Way to be the domestic diva!!! Who cares if there's a little dirt, you cleaned the week before, right? :-) That's a super sweet compliment too :-) Go Jay!

  5. Now that's a sweet man right there! :) I loooove blackberry cobbler. I have been making it since I was about 7 years old! Although your recipe sounds a lot easier! Yummy

  6. I'd take a cobbler over a clean house any day ;)

  7. The recipe sounds wonderful - and yay for Jay!

  8. Your cobbler sounds yummy. My sister-in-law's mom is going Huckleberry picking this weekend...I'm going to save this because I might get some berries. :)

  9. We love blackberries! We have several bushes in our backyard. Thanks for being such a faithful commenter on my blog! I look forward every day hearing from you. Have a great weekend and eat a piece of cobbler for me!

  10. Wow, you had a busy week! The ground turkey was a huge bargain....smart girl for stocking up! I go through ground turkey like crazy around here!!

    The cobbler sounds amazing!!

  11. Yeah, I'm letting my house go this week due to my focus on canning. Trying to preserve as much produce from my garden that I can. You should SEE the dog hair! LOL

    Sounds like a great cobbler!


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