Monday, August 10, 2009

Domestic Gods vs. Me; Round 1

One of my goals as a stay-at-home mom is to cook healthy, yummy dinners every night.  So far I've been doing pretty good.  Our days of chicken nuggets and mac 'n cheese are coming to and end.

Ok--that may be pushing it.  I think I will be serving mac 'n cheese until my kids graduate from high school--they love the stuff.  But let's just say it's more of a once a week meal instead of every other night.  Plus, I'm trying homemade mac 'n cheese this we'll see how that goes.

Anyway...I've tried some new recipes, WM has come home to dinner ready (almost every night) and amazingly the kids are eating better.  So it seems to be working out...

...until last Friday.

I was trying a new BBQ pork chop recipe.  While I was making the sauce and browning the chops, I had the oven pre-heating.  They had to bake for 45 minutes.  So when it was time to put it in the oven, I opened it up and...nothing.  No pre-heating, no flame, nothing.  "ARGH," I though--no way was did my oven quit!  I called WM, he gave me a few things to try, but nothing worked.  Luckily we have great neighbors and I called our next door neighbor and asked her if I could use her oven.  "Sure" she said.  It would be a little inconvenient to run back and forth to check on it, but at least we'd still have dinner.  So I tore myself off some foil, turned to cover it and...

I almost called it quits.  I left the kitchen to cool off (not that it was hot in there or anything--I mean, the oven doesn't work), but no dinner was going to get the best of ME!  My family was going to have a home cooked meal. PERIOD!  So I went back in, cleaned up the mess, re-made the dinner, and put it in the oven at my neighbors.

At 8:15 p.m. that evening we sat down for dinner.

The Domestic Gods and I are at war...and I won that battle!

Next battle...getting Baby Lam to take a nap without fighting me for 2 hours.

I WILL win this war!


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are a lot more persistent than I am. Good for you.

MommaAmma said...

Oh no! I would have cried and gone to Sonic. I'm glad you guys got to enjoy your dinner though.

Good luck with that nap time war! I know you'll win.