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Household Diva

I headed off to the store early today as we needed milk and a few other essentials. I also wanted to spend the vouchers I received last week before I forgot I had them.

Apart from the fact that the store was murderously busy, I had a really good trip. The reduced to clear shelves were groaning, so I bought a huge amount of for half price or better. Shredded and and a basic finely diced vegetable mix ( , , etc) are currently simmering away on the hob making soup. I'll batch it up later and freeze it for weekday lunches. My ex-landlady always used to make 'soup of the week' on Sunday after church so it's very much a Sunday tradition.

The couscous and spaghetti are destined to be stirfried and frozen before being made into smoothies later this week. Meantime I'm going to make one for tomorrow with the last and one of the apples that I have left over from last week.

The and dill mix will also go into a smoothie, along with the that needs using up and probably the other too.

I also finally made the dough for the brandy butter I've been saying I want to make. So I bought some and chunks to add to those. And yes, the rest of the cranberries are probably going to end up in a smoothie.

After all that productivity I've finally sat down for a while, waiting for my husband to come back from town. He can dry up the dishes when he gets in, and also iron the teatowels (they don't go to the ironing service as any nerk can iron teatowels, even linen ones). I think I've earned the rest of the day off the chores after that burst of domesticated creativity.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on May 31, 2015, 10:03 AM

Sounds like a lot done and will make for an easier week too.

MegL wrote on May 31, 2015, 10:04 AM

Sounds like a lot of nice tasty food available for now and for the rest of the week. Why bother ironing teatowels? I just fold them and put them away.

WordChazer wrote on May 31, 2015, 10:48 AM

100% cotton or linen teatowels need to be ironed to take out the creases before they'll fold properly. The fluffy cotton ones are fine but I have some proper classy teatowels from around the world as well as the fluffy ones.

paigea wrote on May 31, 2015, 2:19 PM

I was thinking of doing a little house hold stuff today. But reading your accomplishments has worn me out! :D

WordChazer wrote on May 31, 2015, 2:53 PM

Actually doing so many things on my 'must try this' list has worn me out, paigea ! The soup and dough are now freezing, the washing up has been completed and only the stirfrying remains once we have decided what to have for supper. If it's something that needs cooking I can stirfey while it's in the oven. If not, I'll have to wait until after supper to prep the bits that need prepping for the smoothie.

Serenafair wrote on May 31, 2015, 8:42 PM

Sounds like you have been busy today. At least it sounds like you have meals taken care of for the coming week though :D

peachpurple wrote on June 1, 2015, 7:41 AM

wow, your hubby is so sweet to help you around. I wish mine would

WordChazer wrote on June 1, 2015, 2:45 PM

Smoothie with cucumber dill mix is on my list for a regular purchase. Tomorrow I'll try one with added courgette and cauliflower. Next task is to liquidise it. It'll go well in chili or curry too, I think

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WordChazer wrote on June 1, 2015, 2:47 PM

Lunches at least, with soup and smoothies. I get so BORED of shop bought soup or sandwiches/rolls. And that's expensive too.

WordChazer wrote on June 1, 2015, 2:57 PM

When I married him I told him firmly this is OUR kitchen and OUR house. He'd been moaning about how his mum refused to let him even use the oven in the kitchen at hers (so he had to eat microwave meals or nothing as she isn't the best cook). He also had things to say about how renting seemed like wasting money as he had nothing to show for it.

Now he definitely has a stake in this place. His name is on the mortgage! So he takes out the trash, helps hang out the laundry, puts his own laundry away, washes and dries dishes on a regular basis. He is the vacuum cleaner emptier, although I tend to have to be the one to use it. He's a dab hand with a broom and a feather duster, and has been known to iron simple items and help in the garden when yelled at. With size 10 feet he is also the appointed insect and creepy crawly remover.

We cook most meals together - one of us finding the ingredients in the kitchen and the other one stirring the pot/loading the oven or microwave. As we both have full time jobs, I have impressed upon him that teamwork is best to make the most of a job that just has to be done. My job is mentally tiring. His is physically tiring.

I'm not pretending it's household bliss - some days it isn't! But at least if I moan at him or ask him enough times he will do whatever it is I'm asking him to help with.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on June 1, 2015, 5:07 PM

Girlfriend! So in addition to knowing about computers you can cook too! :)

Last Edited: June 1, 2015, 5:07 PM

WordChazer wrote on June 2, 2015, 12:53 PM

I can only cook because I know about compters cmoneyspinner . Means I know how to use a search engine to find yummy recipes. The courgette and cauliflower mix looked so delicious when I finished liquidising it last night. I think it'll make a great soup, so I'm going to try that tomorrow.