On to yesterday.
Yesterday (Wednesday) was Day 2 in what I'm calling my Mid Century Housewife Project.
It started off like the first day, which is good because that means I'm following the schedule.
I woke up, made breakfast (in my pj's), and sat and ate with Honey. It was a work day for her so right after we ate she started getting dressed for work. Which is a process because she works for MAC cosmetics and has to go to work all edgy and in full makeup. So it sometimes takes a while. While she got dressed I put on a day dress, did my makeup and hair, then started on the daily chore list which was just a repeat of what I did the day before. There is a lot of repetition in the housewife schedule which I can appreciate. That way I don't really have to think about what needs to happen next. It's like muscle memory. Kind of like dancing.
After I got Honey out of the house and off to work, I cleaned the mess she left for me...
We didn't have too much laundry that needed to be done (triple YAY) so I was done with cleaning AND laundry by around 4 pm. Then there was a quick run back to the supermarket for things that I forgot the last time I was there.
It wasn't a very hard day, thank goodness. But it got me thinking. Gosh, I sure wish I had a lovable, wise cracking best friend, who lives next door to stop by to chat with. An Ethel to my Lucy. Or a Mille to my Laura Petrie (anyone else love The Dick Van Dyke show like I do?!)! I have lots of friends but none who live immediately in the area and share my love of vintage everything. How fun would it be to have someone to get into lots of innocent, crazy trouble with while my Honey is off bringing home the bacon? SO MUCH FUN!!! We could have tea, and (try to) play bridge, if I knew how to play and I could borrow sugar or butter or something when I need it!! SO MUCH FUN! I definitely need to work on that.
Oops. Got a little off subject there. Anyway. I ended up having more free time than I thought because Honey had to stay late at work. So I was able to watch some TV shows. I tried to keep it vintage and watch Lucy and some TCM movies we had on the dvr. I started dinner late because I knew Honey wouldn't be home until around 9:30 and I didn't want to eat without her. I made Steak Roll-Ups with Noodles.
Here was the recipe
I made it through the first of the instructions.
And left the meat to simmer in the sauce while I set up the table and got things ready for a very late dinner. When I got back to the pan, about 40 minutes later I thought that I had a potential disaster on my hands because the steak shrunk!!! A lot!!! It went from what you see in the above picture to something half the size! Ooops. Not sure if that was supposed to happen but, it ended up working out fine. It meant no left overs but that's sometimes a good thing in this house. Left overs hardly ever get eaten.
Here is a picture from the cookbook of what it was supposed to look like
And here is my finished product
Pretty good!! Oh! I added some spinach in the steak because I felt we could use some more green stuff. It totally worked in the dish. It tasted surprisingly good. I was nervous because there was minimal seasoning involved. Honey gave it a thumbs up so I guess we're good!
So that was yesterday. I just realized that I need to revise the schedule I made a few posts back. I only have one marketing day on the schedule and I definitely need two. I'm thinking of making Friday the other market day. Today is one of my two thorough cleaning days. I'm supposed to deep clean the kitchen and the bathroom... I'm going to follow the America's Housekeeping Book method of cleaning the kitchen. Here is a link to the book. The page for kitchens should be page 253 if you want to follow along.
Dinner is going to be Tuna Bake and strawberry cream pie. We'll see how that goes. OH! I think I'm going to alternate cookbooks throughout the 2 weeks. Tomorrow I'll do another recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens book but I'll do a different cookbook starting Friday. Gotta keep it interesting!!
Oh! And before I go I just want to acknowledge the fantastic thing that happened in the states yesterday. DOMA was struck down by the Supreme Court and same sex marriages will finally be recognized on a Federal level (well, if you live in a state with legal same sex marriage). And NO MORE PROP 8 for my California lovies! YAY! It was a good day to be a housewife to Honey yesterday!!
Okie dokie, that's all for now. I'll see ya after the Tuna Bake is done!!!