Sunday, September 27, 2009

Top Chef

So fall TV season has arrived and I haven't even been all that excited except for one random show Jamie and I stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago on demnad. Top Chef. I can't help it. I LOVE food. I love the way it tastes, the way it looks, how it makes me feel nostalgic for different events in my life. The smell of chocolate chip cookies is a Townsend family memory I have. The smell of empanadas or milanesas in the oven reminds me of being little and so excited for dinner because we were FINALLY eating something I liked to eat. Any barbeque, specially charcoal, reminds me of the asados my family put on when I was little. I associate asados with two things, summer and Christmas. Those two don't go together in this climate, but in Argie, it's summer when Santa Comes and leaves candy in your newly polished worn out shoes.

So, Top Chef has got me excited to cook again. I was talking with my mother-in-law last night and she was telling me about how much she loves aprons. I don't think I've ever worn an Apron, at least not in the last 10 years (at least not to cook. Jamie makes me wear it when I cut his hair). Anyway, she said she remembered years ago, wearing an Apron when a boy from church came to pick up fast offerings and that boy went home to tell his mom, "mom, Sister Townsend must be a good cook because she was wearing and Apron and her house smelled like fresh bread!" I love that. At least I know I can fool everyone out there with an Apron and Scenty wax.

Jamie and I have had the same one and only Apron for the last 8 years. I think I washed it once-maybe. I picked it up for his last hair cut and realized the Apron was very stiff. It no longer bends and is very rock that dangerous? So I'm going to look for an Apron and start wearing it more often. I think it will help me get even more excited about cooking. After watching Top Chef, I may want the whole ensamble! That show is amazing. How can people whip up such amazing food in such little time? My favorite are the quick fires where they have 45 minutes to put something together with a mystery ingredient-last time it was Cactus. WOW, I want to eat cactus so badly now. The presentations just look spectacular. You can almost smell the dishes with their fancy names and unbelievable presentations! So, if anyone has a fancy recipe to share, I would love it! Jamie and I have set a goal for our law firm and once we hit it, we are not going out to eat, but rather we will stay home and make something together. I'm thinking it will include one of those $30 lobster tails from Costco or something with a saffron sauce, which I don't even know what it is, but doesn't it sound delicious?


Jamie got a new calling-Ward Clerk. Can't believe how much time it takes. Want to complain. But gotta be greatful for the calling. Need to figure out how to stop time. Jamie will be gone all day today.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Missing Jamie

Yes, we are getting older and time seems to fly by these days, but I had to post some pics of my husband/attorney at his ripe old age of 33. I just hope he doesn't run into clients while he participates in these activities, but than again-will it really matter? Since we've been so busy lately, I've been missing him. Last week I saw him once a day for 5 min and that was it....I had to schedule a date through his "secretary" for next week. I'm beginning to miss him, so here are some great pics for my memory book and I'm sure he'll appreciate them since he hasn't seen them yet :)

He did hurt his back a few weeks ago, so he's been on pain killers and mega IBU, but we're hoping he's on the up and up. Thanks Todd for the pics, I robbed them from your flickr site-should I pay you for your artistic talent?
p.s. jame, your XBOX came today!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Precious Time...

I just spent an hour reading everyone's blogs and having a great old time. I have realized a few things about myself in this hour. I no longer watch any television. I spend what little time I have working online or reading blogs (Facebook has also been time consuming). I look at all these beautiful blogs and clever comments and realize, I will never be either. Now that my kids are back in school, I tend to have more "free" time, but haven't quite decided what to do with it and I'm terrified of getting sucked in by Television. So, I have now been sucked in by the wonders of the internet. I have realized that I've been shopping more and I've spent some time on You Tube learning how to lay hardwood floors. So, I think I'm just going through withdrawls now that my kids are gone from 8:15 am to 4:14 pm. I keep wanting to go to the pool, but is it cool to do that without your kids? I have Isabella, but she may just sleep through the outing and then it's just me at the pool. I've also realized that I don't know how to play with my baby. Maybe I should join a playgroup so other kids can play with her. She's got to learn to's driving me nutts that she can't do that yet.

Alright, I'm out. I really should turn this off.