Harmony Awaiting - Cottage Hand Blog at Allrecipes.com - 299353

Cottage Hand

Harmony Awaiting 
Mar. 17, 2013 3:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2013 9:06 am
I must admit to all that I was able to complete 2 weeks of menu planning, (yeah me!) but as for getting my life and home in order not so much so harmony is still awaiting.

We went out to dinner for the last 3 nights...so much for saving some of our moola!  lol  Today I was able to make the Jimmy's Mexican Pizza... quick and easy but bland, boring, and needs to be reworked in my family's opinion.  So tomorrow is another day in which I can look at the to do list of recipes, cleaning and organizing and try to push on thru to get into a routine.

It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit - I will probably need a life time!  oops thats right I'm over 50 so I guess I have half a lifetime to build those habits (te he te he). So far I have half of my morning routines  done like getting dressed, taking medications, 2 minute hot spot pick up, looking at the calendar and eating breakfast :).  Now I must get going on the swish and swiping of the toilet (eww), doing the breakfast dishes, and throwing a load of laundry in every morning. Once I get the AM routine down then I will need to work on the zones that are listed in the home routine app. If you dont have the App I would suggest it or use Flylady.com that is a very informative site as well.

As for cooking I was daring today with the Mexican Pizza... I actually used chili powder and cumin....I wonder how old they are?  Well they must not have been terribly old because I did not have to dust the bottles off first!  I do have a big fear of having too much heat in any dish... my poor taste buds are very bland and even though I followed the recipe my husband still had to put hot sauce on it.  Tomorrow we are going to do a Red Bean Salad with feta and peppers..out of my comfort zone of pot roast and baked chicken so we shall see how that goes. I might even get brave and try to make dessert!
Mar. 18, 2013 9:06 am
Nicely written blog, an interesting insight to your day and your life. I don't think I will ever get into a zone that that has my house and life completely organized.
Click to Change your Profile Picture
Cottage Hand

Home Town
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2013

Cooking Level

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy

Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Reading Books

Go Pro!

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

About Me
Wife and Mom of 2 with 2 grandchildren. Looking to expand my cooking experience and be a more organized person who is able to accomplish more with ease.
My favorite things to cook
I like making my Mom's chuck roast which is a family favorite, and I love sweets...I have been married for 30 years andstill consider myself a novice - I finally have the time to experiment and grow as a cook and soo look forward to the experience.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom always did the cooking expcept for a few of Dad's french Canadian recipes that included of course crepes and poutines... I hated those poutines...but I have passed on the crepes and Mom's chuck roast !
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs? Does gaining weight mean I have helped me to become triumphant?
My cooking tragedies
Oh do I have a tragedy lol My very first year I was married I soo wanted to show off my noexostent cooking skills that I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner. All the sides were done, and we were still waiting on the turkey for HOURS as I put it in with the breast down and it just did not cook... to this day one of my brothers still brings this up :/
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States