Thursday, March 22, 2007

Kitchen Chaos

Ah, man. I was so motivated. I decided to make chicken fajitas for lunch, and I wanted to make that yummy mandarin orange cottage cheese salad too that I have been planning to make for approximately 4-5 months now - except I needed another pepper and more cottage cheese. So I decided to zip off to Krogers...and as usual got sort of sidetracked by all the pretty apples and the fresh baked french bread and the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread in the flavor of Honey Nut (mmmmm!)...and got home a mite later than I had planned. So then I was whizzing all around trying to get my beloved salad mixed up and the peppers and onions and cilantro sizzling and the ice tea made and the table cleared off, meanwhile making an absolute mess of the counters as I left everything right where it lay and now it's 12:19 and Tim has to leave for class at 12:35 at the latest and the baby is squawking loudly and Gabe is up on the chair in the dining room eating gingersnaps dipped in cream cheese....And then I am balancing the squawking baby in one arm trying to eat a fajita that keeps falling apart while Tim woofs down his food and Gabe squeezes the contents out of his mini-fajita....and then the baby is bellowing because HE wants a fajita to eat or at least some ice tea to drink and Gabe is screeching at Chloe at the top of his lungs and Tim is rushing out the door without even being able to eat any yummy salad. And Gabe zips off to the couch to drum on the arm and I put the baby in his swing and trudge back out to the kitchen to finish my cold fajita in the whirlwind mess of the kitchen. Yummy mandarin orange cottage cheese salad is just not as good all by yourself.


Ah well. At least Gabe's drumming put the baby to sleep. Check out the tummy pudge... :) Is that precious or what...

4 comments:

heidirhodes said...

aww so sweet! he looks zonked out. i just finally got my kitchen halfway cleaned up from last nite. i had to many dishes for one dishwasher load and i was to lazy last nite to wash the rest by hand, so they sat piled up on my counter all day which drove me crazy cuz i cant stand stuff on my counters and whew anyway hope your kitchen is clean by now and maybe you can get a siesta now if you can get gabe to take a nap to. you were asking about mops. it stands for moms of preschoolers but its really kids of all ages and its just a group of christian moms in the community that meet monthly and have some grownup fellowship. our last one was pampering yourself, the one before on marriage, one on scrapbooking, well you get the idea. i think a lot of churches all over are involved in it and it has been really good for me to meet and make friends here in our community. gotta go take care of a fusser. take care.~heidi

heidirhodes said...

wow didnt realize that was so long untill i posted. sorry =Z

Cottonista said...

1) so why does the belly look so cute on a baby and so not cute on me? 2) I sympathize with the let down you felt after your hard work to create a fabulous, inspiring, delicious, nutritious meal for your family. You wanted to snuggle into a happy food memory from long ago, and your husband doesn't have time to eat it, or maybe he does and then isn't totally, 100% in awe over such a great dish, and more importantly over such a great wife who would exercise exceedingly sound judgment and go to so much trouble to bless her beloved (and now undeserving) husband. ( : I want the recipe for your mandarin cottage cheese stuff. Owen would love it.

Angela said...

Ya know, Carrie, sometimes if I think I'm having a rough day I come to your blog and am inevitably encouraged. What blessed me most is that after a stressing morning like that you could marvel at Israel's chubby belly. Thanks.