Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Don't worry, I haven't completely disappeared... at least not yet.

It's been quite the month since my last post, and well, God is still working in my heart, despite the changes that have come into our life. God's faithfulness is why I hope to keep blogging, even though my free time will now be at a minimum.

And, just because I like lists, that's the way I'll update today, maybe with more details later.

  • Mr G has embarked on a new career, and we couldn't be more excited. No more lonely weekends, or quiet evenings, since he won't have to work!
  • Mr. & Mrs. G went on their first road trip together. So far, it's my favorite memory of married life.
  • I purchased our first Bountiful Basket last week and we are absolutely loving it! It's really delicious produce for a great price, and it's inspiring me to cook better.
  • Speaking of things for a great price, I've started "couponing." My results have been small, but victory none the least in defeating our monstrous grocery bill. Mr. G has been helping me with it too, but that's a secret... so don't tell!
  • I've convinced Mr. G to try running with me. We're off to a good start, if you consider a good start the fact that his "jog" is my "sprint"?!
  • Mr. G has discovered that his new favorite dessert is my White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. Olive Garden's will do too.
  • What I'm most excited about: our new season of life will make it possible for us to do everything (aside from work) together: visit with friends, hang out with family, serve at church, find steals of deals couponing, RUN! play Mr. G's new Wii, you know, those things best friends do together!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Sorry State

My poor true and tried recipes 
are in a very sorry state ever since I got married.
 Nothing more than scraps of paper with a few very sloppy chicken scratches. 

And if someone ever needed instructions, well... they aren't there. 
It's just abbreviated ingredient lists and the directions are in my head.
I brought all my cookbooks with me, but what got left behind at Mom's house were
all the handwritten recipes,
 (which include our favorites from friends and family
that have been collected over the years, plus Grammy's fabulous family tradition recipes).  
Not to mention my mom's worn Home and Garden Cook book that was
her wedding gift.
 It's fondly called the "The Orange Cookbook."
When I need a recipe, I call up my mom and scribble down ingredients and then it gets 
thrown in this generic white (and maybe slightly sticky) binder. 

Being a person that likes to call herself organized, this of course, drives me near insanity.
The solution and rescuing of these precious recipes to come soon...

Update at 7:50pm: Biscuit recipe is MIA. Tyler probably threw it away, and I wouldn't blame him... those scribbles could only mean something to me. Guess what I had to do? Call up my mom. Again. Not that calling her is a bad thing, I just hate calling for the same recipe twice.