Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And Poof, It's Gone

Where did my motivation go? Remember a while back -- you know, on FRIDAY -- when I was all excited about the possibilities at our fingertips? Yeah, now I'm discouraged again. I have a feeling this is going to be a regular thing until we actually find jobs.

Are you Canadian and interested in sponsoring a needy family? Just let me know...

In all seriousness, I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir with most of this. A lot of people are out of work and struggling to not only make ends meet, but keep their sanity, especially as the holidays approach. The only good news is Ibis starts a new job next week so we'll have steady income for the first time since May. Just don't ask how much. Ree-diculous.

When he goes back to work, not only will I have hours and hours to myself, I'll have to resume my cooking duties. As many of you know, my husband is a wonderful cook and when he lost his job, that responsibility fell to him. It's been rather nice having a live-in chef, but I think a paycheck is more important. You can look forward to more cooking photos and/or posts in the near future.

*smiles at the one person who cheered half-heartedly*

My hope is I can get on even more of a schedule than I'm on now so I can finish this draft of my wip, find a job AND cook killer meals. Right.

Do you have any favorite recipes that don't require an oven?

12 comments:

june said...

I have an e-mail that has a thousand crock pot recipes. I'll try to find it for you. I know how you feel. My hubby has been helping the neighbor. I miss my cook too! ((hugs))

Melanie Avila said...

Our crock pot is in Michigan. :(

mary said...

Yeah for regular paychecks!

Natasha Fondren said...

Fried rice, tostados... that's pretty much all we eat nowadays. Neither of us cook much. Yay for Ibis's job!

Good luck with all that! *waves magic motivation wand at Melanie*

Melanie Avila said...

Mary, you said it!

Natasha, I can do the basics pretty well (meaning Mexican basics) I just get tired of it. I know he wants me to make enchiladas more often, so maybe I'll attempt the molé enchiladas he made for Mary.

Amy Sue Nathan said...

I can send you a recipe for my not-authentic-Mexican spinach enchiladas! Yum, my fave! Can you get spinach? (Is that a stupid question, I have no idea what you have there!!

Melanie Avila said...

Amy, we even have spinach in the fridge! Can you email it to me?

Nadine said...

Yay for more food posts!!

Recipes for Chicken Cacciatore and Penne Cardinale will be in your inbox momentarily!

Melanie Avila said...

Thank you Nadine! That sounds awesome. And you were the one person I assumed would cheer. :)

Natasha Fondren said...

I want that recipe!

Natasha Fondren said...

I mean, please. LOL.

Melanie Avila said...

Natasha, which one?