Monday, January 11, 2010

Making Progress... aka "Why Nothing Ever Gets Done Around Here"

Good Evening Humble Readers...

I have had a fairly mellow day. And. while this may be the most boring post I have ever written, I enjoyed every minute of it!
I did my workout ('walking for weightloss' dvd... don't let the title fool you, it's the workout that makes me sweat), ordered a piece of cookware that I have wanted for ages but never got around to buying (I'll share more when it arrives), and puttered around on the computer.

I decided that it was time to get cracking on one or two of my 2010 to do's... I'm starting small, with things I used to do that I have gotten out of the habit of doing.
First up, I am happy to report that in the last week, the bed has been made 5 out of 7 days! Woo hoo! (how pathetic, right?) Let's see how long it lasts.

Second, I spent some time working on a menu for this week, so that we can do the grocery shopping tomorrow evening. I thought this was going to be a quick task. *snort* Not with my penchant for distraction.

I mapped out the week, and decided that I wanted to try a couple new recipes this weekend. So I went to my cookbook cupboard...

This is what my cookbook cupboard looked like after this stack of magazines fell on my head.

It appears that over the last year or so, I have accumulated a crapload of magazines, all with recipes I wanted to try. They just end up shoved into my cookbook cupboard. So, I decided that it was time to do something about them.

After muttering a few not so nice word under my breath and checking to make sure there were no bruises or lacerations where they hit me, I started going through them. Any recipe I want to try, I tore out. When I got through them all (two hours later) I had a full recycling bin and a stack of new recipes to try less than half an inch thick. Yay!

So all this round-about rambling is to draw your attention to a new feature in the left hand column. That's what's on for dinners this week in the hobbit hole. Let me know if you're planning on coming for dinner. I'll set an extra place.


  1. I want the recipe for Chili-Lime Chicken. It sounds divine!

  2. Dinner looks great this week, but man I'm tired just thinking about all the work. I always try to do a couple of things that can work into a partial leftover ingredient for another day.

  3. I did the same thing with cooking mags a few years ago. Then I went out and bought a hole puncher and 3-ring binder and categorized the recipes under, "Appetizers," "Soups/Stews," "Salads," etc. Now I have a whole cookbook of favorites!

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  5. You may not have gotten what you had planned on getting done, but you did get rid of some clutter and that's good. I enjoy cooking too. I like the new side bar. I'll have to check it out to get some ideas :)

  6. I am quite certain that your cookbook cabinet and my cookbook cabinet are related. I fear for my life when I open that particular set of doors-I inevitably end up dodging a magazine rain. Sigh...

    As for planning out the dinners, I'm doing the same thing around my house. I don't know how long it will last, but it's nice not to do the "Um...what are we eating tonight?" dance every single night.

  7. Fear of things falling on me is why all my cook books and magazines are on shelves lower down. :)

    Mmmm, shrimp and pasta. Friday looks good! And can't wait to hear how the chili-lime chicken went.


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