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Thursday Thoughts: MY Kitchen is a MESS!

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This weeks Thursday Thoughts posts is devoted to my dirty kitchen. The other day I tweeted…

"I would rather have a dirty kitchen and a heathy diet the a crappy diet and a clean kitchen."

It was trying to make myself feel better becuase I didn’t feel like cleaning up before bed or should i say before I fell asleep on the couch. ;) I’m sure you know cooking your own meals, mostly from scratch does cause quite a mess. Especially if you are a sloppy cook like me. I swear I can’t stir a pot of sauce with having drippings all over my stove top.

Would it be easier to buy dinner in a box and pop it in the microwave or pick up the phone and get a pizza delivered? Sure. And I do that now and then but overall, day in and day out, I make an effort to cook for my family. That’s why I’m devoting this weeks Thursday Thoughts to eating at home.

ok, I think that’s all I got in my tonight. I’m going to try to record a podcast tomorrow. I would have today BUT little was home from school so I took him to the Visionary Arts Museum instead. SO fun. :)

He had a blast!

We even shared the most AMAZING chocolate cake for a treat. :)

It was a great day.



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There are 15 comments so far.

    jen (@jeninRL)

    September 9, 2010

    looks like you both enjoyed a great day and that chocolate cakes looks yummy! love me some chocolate!
    Thanks for letting me & Mandy run with our little project.
    xox

    jen (@jeninRL)

    September 9, 2010

    oh, and I forgot to tell you….my kitchen is ALWAYS a mess. I am the worst housekeeper and big man tries real hard but he is a boy…so you know what that means.

    ;)

    roni

    September 9, 2010

    No problem Jen. It’s going to be SO much fun following your progress and everyone else’s!

    Thanks for making me feel better about the kitchen and I totally know what you mean. The husband is a boy too. ;) lol

    Josie- Skinny Way Of Life

    September 9, 2010

    I love Clean Eating! They really do have amazing recipes, I wish I could say I don’t eat out at least 3 nights a week but I do and I’m working on it (esp. since I just read the Guinea Pig recipe eeewww) I work 3 days a week in our family buisness and after we pick up our kids at my moms we get home around 7:30ish.
    It’s easier for us to go through drive through on the way home (by then I’m tired and starving), I was thinking crock pot meals but call me crazy but I don’t feel comforable leaving an electric appliance plugged in when I’m not home lol

    What do you do when you have to whip up something quick? it’s usually just me and hubby those 3 nights the kids eat at my moms.

    Michelle

    September 9, 2010

    Roni, I’m loving your posts lately. Full time blogging definately agrees with you!

    Thea @ I'm a Drama Mama

    September 9, 2010

    Is that Clean Eating mag non-cook friendly? I’m not the most comfortable in the kitchen…

    And that museum looks awesome! Is it close to the Science Center?

    John

    September 10, 2010

    Thanks for highlighting my article – 8 benefits of eating at home. One of the biggest reasons our family eats at home a lot is that our oldest son has severe milk allergies. It can be very hard to trust everyone working at a restaurant to prepare and handle his food without coming close to any milk.

    roni

    September 10, 2010

    Josie – I keep things like turkey sausage and made turkey burger patties in the freezer just for those days. I also make sure my pantry is filled with cans of beans, whole wheat pasta and tomato products so I can whip up some quick meals. Here’s a few links from GreenLiteBites for some ideas….

    http://greenlitebites.com/2009/11/05/quick-sausage-and-pepper-dinner-idea/
    http://greenlitebites.com/2009/06/24/super-quick-orange-chicken-with-couscous/
    http://greenlitebites.com/2009/05/19/pasta-fagioli-aka-beans-and-macaroni/

    Hope that helps a little.

    roni

    September 10, 2010

    Thea – I think it is… the ingredient lists are super simple and short. Not complicated at all. You can pick a copy up at barnes & nobles and leaf through it. Very nice mag.

    Ami

    September 10, 2010

    Okay, I’m not so against the chef who wanted to cook himself guinea pig…maybe he should have kept it at home but I think we should be able to eat what we want. Speaking of Clean Eating, we drink fresh, raw milk (it is SOOO good). I’m a little tiffed because the FDA has ruled that we don’t have the right to eat what we want, to the extent that they ruled earlier this year that it was illegal (wherever the case was) for a farmer to give raw milk from his own cows to his own child. Wow!

    roni

    September 10, 2010

    oh Ami I TOTALLY agree. I was only making a joke about the guinea as in YOU may be eating it and NOT knowing it.

    And WOW is right.. we need to be able to make our own decisions especially about something as basic as what we eat. It’s SCARY that A.) Corps have so much influence through marketing and B.) the FDA can make eating certain foods illegal.

    My kitchen is always a mess and I’m always on the run, so I typically don’t have time to clean it. At least I save money by eating at home most the time!

    roni

    September 10, 2010

    Oh! And Thea the AVAM is near Federal Hill right on Key Highway in Baltimore.

    Lori

    September 10, 2010

    Very cool about the breastfeeding video. I am a huge proponent. I breastfed my oldest for 15 months and my youngest for 19 months. I got a lot of slack from my parents and in laws (who did not breastfeed at all) for nursing so long but, my children, my decision. I feel that way for all mommies (their own decision bottle or breast) but I think beyond the nutritional aspects of nursing there are so many emotional ones as well.
    BTW congrats on the baby and I love your site. I have lurked for a while and I guess I’m feeling chatty today.

    Thanks for all the great reminders on the importance of eating and cooking at home, even if the kitchen does get messy. I think kitchens are supposed to look like a work space not a museum. I used to work for a catering company and was exposed to lots of perfect designer kitchens that had never been used – all I could think was what a waste!