Monday, April 07, 2008

Some Memes

Six Words Memoir

I was tagged by MomWifeKnitter for this meme:

Write your own six word memoir. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere. Tag five more blogs with links.

When in doubt, go for it.
Look forward, not backwards, no regrets.

I think I would say I go by those in general. Although I'm not much of a risk taker, but I would definitely say I try to be more adventurous. And ever since I met David, I become more fluid, not so rigid. I can adapt more on the "go with the flow" philosophy and try not to plan too in advance - to a degree.

In The Kitchen

Acambras had this on her blog and I thought I gave it a try. I do have to say I like baking a lot more than cooking though.

What three kitchen items do you use the most often?
Hmmm... My KitchenAid Stand Mixer, Henkel Santoku Knife and my food processor.

What kitchen gadget do you wish you had?
A bread machine or a slow cooker.

What kitchen gadget do you never use/wish you hadn't spent the money for?
Actually I don't think I have one that I don't use!

What is your favorite cookbook? (Link if you can!)
My Moosewood cookbooks! I'm not a vegetarian, but my friend from college turn me onto them. When I went to Ithica, I went to the restaurant and the food is fantastic!

Who is your cooking inspiration?
My dad. He makes something out of NOTHING all the time growing up. I have quite a few favorites that he made up but I don't know how to make. I wait till he comes and visit and ask him to make it for me.

What are three recipes that you use all the time?
1. My future Step MIL's Minnesota Wild Rice Soup - ever since she made it on Thanksgiving dinner of 2006, I couldn't stop making it. It is so good and so fast.
2. Grown Up Mac and Cheese. I actually get that one out of I think I actually post a picture before.
3. My grandma's Vegetarian dumplings... mmmm soooo good! Maybe I'll do a feature of recipes on my blog sometimes.

Can you share a cooking secret?
Go with your heart! You know what flavors your like, so play with the flavors. Don't be afraid to experiment! You will only get better! And use spices! Even if it's dry. When in doubt, add a pinch of nutmeg or paprika - it always worked for me!

What is your greatest cleaning secret?
See, I don't like cleaning. So the deal in the house is if I cook, someone else cleans. Although I know usually I end up doing the cleaning. I would say to try to put the dishes in water immediately and throw them in the dishwasher!

What is your favorite thing to clean?
I have agree with Acambras here... "Favorite" should not be in this sentence. See above.

What is your least favorite thing to clean?
A pan with crusted bottom.

What is your most embarrassing housekeeping moment?
Archiknist came over on Saturday so I took some time to clean the living room. I would say my living room is roughly about 150 sf, and it took me 2.5 hours to get it cleaned to a presentable stage. Yes, I'm a piler.

So for those of you who want to play - go for it.


Rusted Root is officially off the needles. It took me exactly 7 days to make it. Picture to come later! On to the next project!!!!


WifeMomKnitter said...

Nice job, Jenn!

KnelleyBelley said...

You're a good Meme-er!