Stay-cation Day 7: Cooking and Cleaning

Friday, July 30, 2010

Today Kimm and I feel so ACCOMPLISHED!

I don’t know what was in me, but I just felt like cooking 🙂

Probably because it was such a gorgeous day.  In the 70s, sunny and breezy, and hardly any humidity!

For lunch I made vegetable soup.  I love vegetable soup.  I kind of make it up as I go along each time.  Today’s had onion, celery, carrots, garlic, sautéed in a pan.  Then I added vegetable bouillon cubes and water.  Salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash.  Let it simmer for about an hour.  Then adjusted the seasonings, added some egg noodles and let it simmer for another 30 minutes.  Paired it with some Pillsbury French bread that Kimm’s mom had given us a while back.  Was so good.  And have enough for lunch tomorrow.

During the afternoon Kimm attacked the lawn–mowed, weed-wacked, weeded.  I did inside stuff.  Deep cleaned the downstairs bathroom.  Washed all the kitty litter boxes.  Cleaned the stove.  Cleaned the kitchen ceiling fan (GROSS!).   It doesn’t seem like a lot but I was busy all afternoon.

Then cooked more for dinner–I made Stir Fry sauce to put over lots of veggies–broccoli, carrots, onions, peas, water chestnuts, green pepper.  With brown rice.  It was so good.  Probably tasted even better because we had worked so hard.

I did the dishes three times today!  That’s way too many times in one day.

Then tonight I just felt like making bread.  Dragged out the bread machine.  Not sure if I want to keep it anymore and figured I would test it out again.  We had gone through all the kitchen cupboards getting rid of stuff we didn’t need/want.  Got rid of so many plastic containers!!!  HATE those things.  Definitely prefer the glass containers–don’t stain, smell, or create chaos in your cabinets.  We were not sure about keeping the bread machine.  I think I just have to use it more.  Would be nice not to have to knead the bread.  I shall try out a few recipes and then we will make a decision.  Tonight I made a whole wheat bread.  Already the house is smelling good.

I’m about to take a shower and then read.  I picked up Eat, Pray, Love and am really liking it so far.

I can’t believe how fast my nine days off are going.  Isn’t that always how it is?

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