Monday, July 6, 2009

How come God didn't bless me with the joy of cleaning?

Tonight's Dinner - Light and Healthy

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic and Oil

  • 12 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine (the alcohol cooks out when it simmers with the mushrooms and I use cooking white wine)
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz.) uncooked spaghetti (I use the barilla pasta with protein)
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and fresh pepper
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.

heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until soft, about 1 minute. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper and sauté about 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook another 3 minutes.

Before draining the pasta
reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta and toss with mushrooms, parsley and pepper. If pasta is too dry, add a little of the reserved pasta water. Serve with grated cheese if you wish.

Ok here's this week's goal: CLEAN. I loathe cleaning. Imagine me saying the word loathe very calm and slowly. That's how bad I hate it . . . I l o a t h e it. I was going to clean on Saturday but that never happened because I sat on my fat lazy butt and watched 13 episodes of a BBC miniseries. That will be a separate blog post. So I pretty much wasted away on Saturday. Well I think my problem is that I hate cleaning the entire house all in one session. I would so rather be doing something else like shopping or reading. But we can't all do those things we want. That's a part of being a grown up. Well sometimes grown up chores really blow. My mom was waaaayyy strict about how clean our house was growing up and I'm attributing my bad attitude to cleaning to that. It fits, we blame all our bad habits on our parents. That doesn't change as we grow up. Amiright? Ok I got that little word from a TV Guide writer and I thought it was pretty dang funny and so I assimilated it into my vocabulary. Anyway . . . here's the goal . . . one room a night. I can do that. That's not that hard given most nights my ritual is this: work out, eat, read. Here's to cleaning. Tonight I did my portion of the bedroom because I refuse to fold Jared's clothes. Hold those critisms about me being a bad wife. Because I also cleaned the bathroom and in that, I feel we're pretty much even.

Tomorrow . . . guest bedroom. Anyone who is bored can come join me. But the best part . . . I'm listening to an audiobook Jared recommended. Most times, I don't like Jared's recommendation but I figured I would be fair. It's Enchanted by Orson Scott Card. We'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. I also L O A T H E cleaning, and I loathe chaos, filth, and disorder. Guess which loathing wins out (note caps and other stressors). YouAREright, and you don't need to credit another writer, since I'm sure it wasn't invented there. LOL. Orson Scott Card is a respected author. Hope you like it. I mean, maybe we have to eliminate the outlier at the top of our list in order to be fair to other works of fiction. Your piece by piece cleaning plan is excellent. Short doses of loathing. Vikings RULE!