7/30/08

Housewife Log: Stardate 2πs, A Post in (Too Many) Pictures

Yesterday was just another day home this summer. I'm not sure if The Former Future President ever left the couch or not. Oh wait, she walked down to the mailbox to see if her Netflix pick was there, but alas, multiple movies in one day was not a reality. She and I watched Wristcutters: A Love Story (Impromptu movie review: Liked it.) and then I had two major accomplishments in my rugged day. Firstly, I made a list of all of the things I want to get done, presumably before school starts back in a month.


I know you can't read it and that's good or you may ask me how such and such is coming along. Though I will tell you the last thing on the list is "Go Camping!" which I hope to do the week before school starts.

My list is comprised of other things as well varying from being as complicated as cleaning the carport...


(Someone call Larry the Cableguy to come do a special. This is about half the number of cabinets Mr. Bee has brought home in the process of removing them from rich peoples' houses.)

...to being a simple as straightening the top of my dresser.


Those are The Lip Model's sketches. I love the one on the left. Here are two of her recent works (one in progress- though she already hung it on the wall, so perhaps it's finished).



Oh, here is one of her walls.


Somehow, I don't think Hannah Montana would be pleased.

This one is my favorite...

Here's the adjacent wall.


I particularly like these....


So, back to it. One dresser. Check. The top of my dresser's one of the three or four items marked off my list. Actually, I have another dresser where I keep papers and pictures and the like, so all I was able to mark off my list was the final "s" in "dressers." The first looked kinda like this one to start with.


The other thing I accomplished yesterday was the making of dos quiches. I got the recipe here via googling broccoli quiche with whipping cream (because I bought some for said occasion.) The day before Mr. Bee had started to cook the broccoli I had purchased for quiching and then realized the error of his ways, so he "blanched" it for me. I just had to chop it. I didn't really measure it. I just used what there was for the two quiches.


Then I sautèd the onions and garlic before I added the broccoli in the deal. I also added the red pepper (which I found from an old pizza packet in our junk drawer).


Appetizing, I know.

I put all the stuff and stuff in the shells....


There was too much of the egg, cream mixture, so I put the extra in muffin cups sprayed with some Smart Balance cooking spray crap.


And cooked it all.

(Oops, the pic is sideways. Oh well.) These 'lil eggcakes were good. The kids, who couldn't possibly wait five more minutes for dinner, which I served with some very fine polenta, ate these right up (partially explaining the greasiness of the plate where the other two formerly sat- they look kinda yucky.)


They were tasty.


Mr. Bee said it was the best quiche he'd ever had, but I think maybe he was just trying to make me think he'd never eaten quiche before, because, well, you know....

17 comments:

Randal Graves said...

I'm glad that list is intentionally blurry. I thought I was going blind.

Next time, you should put the remaining contents of the junk drawer in something, and then much hilarity will ensue just like that episode of the Little Rascals.

The kid's got talent. Think of that first one as her unfinished Gilbert Stuart, though the dude looks like Clark Gable.

Utah Savage said...

Looks like good quiche to me, and I used to make it, and when I was still eating out, occasionally order it.

My dresser looks like the bottom dresser and I clean it and two days later it looks like I did nothing.

I have recently found out that I am a bad writer, so I'm having to go back to the beginning and start over. Now I feel like slitting my wrists. My administrator says I'm a drama queen. Maybe so, but a bad writer--that's unpardonable and requires drastic measures.

Utah Savage said...

Oh, yes, the kids got talent. Maybe she will grow up to be a famous and rich artist and can support you without having to become a politician.

Anonymous said...

Wow on her sketches and paintings. Wow. Wow. Wow.

And YOU! Such a busy, um, beaver. Well, one can hope.

Anyway,everything seems to be in order at your place. Throw that list away and go camping. After you finish the quiche, of course.

Freida Bee said...

Randal- You are....

I will when you come over for dinner, k? Sounda like fun, particularly the glue gun (would you prefer plugged in or unplugged?) and those birthday candles that are on the sharpest toothpicks ever.

She does have zhe talente. Froodles are the extent of my visually artistic talent. She gets it from her birth father's family (he and his father are both art professors at universities). Incidentally, her father is the one featured in the painting, though it does him little justice. He's a looker. Hubba hubba. I'll still admit that. SHe was visiting him and sitting in on his art class a few weeks ago.

Now, I'm going to look up Gilbert Stuart, becuase your ninja librarianness always makes references which make me learn. I guess I deserve it for implying you had photoshop skills the other day. My bad. ;)

Utah- BULLSHIT! (On the bad writer thing. THe drama queen thing... well, just think of it like this. You're just quick (witted, particulalry) and other's are slower than you. Patience, grasshopper.

Having an ability to see the ways to edit your own work is a gift; it does not mean you are a bad writer.

(I'm off to start the memoir over for the third time. I need an audience for the letter (which is the whole enchilada.) I thought it would be ya'll, then that unrequited love interest I'd been holding a torch for so long, and I've consider my lovely therapist and even my mother, but I'm stuck there and don't want to proceed until I have my voice. It sets my tone.

-My daughter who is the very talented artist (The FFP is to some extent too) is The Lip Model. The Former Future President is more of an activist than a politician. Hopefully, by the time she would have been president, they will be the politicians.

DCup- Her brain is wired very oddly spatially. She can see things in a way I can just fathom. Her paintings and sketches are lovely.

Oops. This (not) busy (enough) beaver left some(one)thing off her to-do list.

Half of my house looks like my carport. The other half looks like my (clean) dresser. Camping will happen irregardless.

Randal Graves said...

Definitely plugged in. Who wouldn't want to experience searing liquid burning a hole through their tongue?

I have no photoshop skills. I hope that's been made clear. ;-)

Concerning writing, I don't get that admin either. Utah's novel is some good fuckery.

As for your shit - shit in the good sense of the word, evidemment - well, how about yourself? I know that sounds stupid, but an audience of an alternate or future self, a letter (well, memoir) to said entity. This is Freida Bee's brain and heart and soul and guts RIGHT NOW. 'cause the sooner you pick, the sooner you write and the sooner we read. Yes, I'm looking at it through selfish eyes, duh.

Comrade Kevin said...

I wish I could really draw or paint.

I'm jealous.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That kid has talent.

Dr. Zaius said...

This blog is like a doorway into your soul, as well as your family's inner sanctum. I think the real trick with chores is to think of them, and then forget them. It's much easier that way. (Can I have some quiche?)

Dean Wormer said...

Is that Chief Joseph or Crazy Horse?

He looks different from the behind shot.

Liberality said...

Quite the artistic family we have here, yes...

enc said...

I'm hungry now.


That artwork is superb. I love it all.

Bubs said...

Those are some great sketches!

That Elvis Costello "My Aim Is True" poster really jumped out at me. How old is the Lip Model?

okjimm said...

I especially liked the carport photo. Rather reminds me of my bedroom. In fact, I wish my bedroom was that neat and tidy. ;)

pidomon said...

to tired to read just making a few stops to say "hey" to my freinds on globs"

Hope you are well and will really be back in form next week
really :)

Whiskeymarie said...

I was off quiche for a long time after eating my mother in-law's "quiche" a few years ago.
Not. Good.

I think I'm ready to try again after reading this.

Romius T. said...

how do I get one of the hannah montana naked pictures?