Monday, 7 January 2008

noone named crocker lives here

I've been going through a spate of cooking lately.

I blame the weather. Nothing like a blast of Arctic wind straight off the tundra to stir up the juices and make you want something hot and filling like beef barley soup, or shepherds pie. Split-pea and ham! A big rosemary and garlic cracked-pepper roast.

Oh, and cookies. Oatmeal, spice drop, caramel. Sometimes I'm so domestic I slay myself. Last night I even made a Parkin cake, topped off with a lemon glaze. (Thin-ish oat-cake with lots of ginger and nutmeg - not too sweet.)

So today B bounced downstairs after his shower, sniffed appreciatively, and said "Are you making lasagna? It's been ages since you made that! Can you cut me a piece to take to work tonight?"

I put the milk back in the fridge. "Not lasagna. I can make that next week, though."
B sniffed again. 'Spaghetti? Well, that'll be good. Did you make those little meatballs?"

"Not spaghetti, either."

"Well, what good thing are we having tonight?"

...a pause....

"Why, it's frozen pizza tonight, hon! 'Cause I love you."

12 comments:

Molly said...

No lasagna? No nica meataballsa? No cookies? how do you expect that man to stay warm up there in the frozen tundra?? get cookin'lady...
Happy new Year Jess!

Serendipity, baby! said...

I think one of the things I missed most in my years as a vegetarian was home made chicken rice soup. I've made a ton of it lately and it's been great to warm me up (even though we're having a crazy warm spell!)

alison said...

Wow is that weird. I made chicken/veg/rice soup on the weekend too. That's too funny about the pizza. Once, back when I was married, my then-husband came home, sniffed the air appreciatively and asked what I was cooking for dinner. I was preheating the oven. Seems I didn't clean it as often as I should have.

Stomper Girl said...

Sometimes a girl needs a break from domestic goddess-ery.

Sarah Louise said...

I once read that the way you keep your husband happy while you finish dinner is sauté onions. The smell will make him happy whilst you finish up.

Lasagna--I haven't made that in YEARS! Maybe it has to do with the fact that I'd be eating it for years unless I had a dinner party. *sigh*

It's warmish here, not cooking/baking weather at all. I know winter will return though, it's just crazy Pittsburgh weather.

Spanglish said...

Sometimes frozen pizza is just what's needed, though.

Dawn said...

HA! and this...

rosemary and garlic cracked-pepper roast

sounded so good that as I am eating my chicken alfredo (with alfredo from a jar) here at my desk that it made my mouth water...yummy! I want a piece of that!

Jenty said...

LOL frozen pizza :) Sounds like me!!
Glad I found your blog :)

Jessi said...

There are times when nothing can beat a frozen pizza either....especially if you've been doing tons of cooking.

blackbird said...

HA!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I cook so much this time of year that it's almost insane. Especially since I don't really enjoy cooking. But I do like to eat and this time of year it's all about breads, soups, roasts, etc.

Beagle said...

We live on take out lately. Take out and frozen pizza spell love too.