Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stellar Wife?

Sunday morning we are standing by the coffee shop at church when a guy comes up to us and asks if any of us have broken any resolutions. Everyone is saying no, so I tell him that yes I have broken my resolution to be more domestic. He proceeds to tell me to stand right there while he gets the video camera so he can interview me live when the service starts. WHAT?!?!
So I made Garth stand next to me and hold my hand as I proclaimed to all these people (seriously like 1,000 people) that I have failed at being domestic. I have not cooked or baked ANYTHING for my husband in 2009.
After announcing this to the whole church I'm feeling kinda bad. Garth works and goes to school full-time so I could make him some nice meals instead of buying premade burritos and soups for him to take.
Yesterday I whipped up this healthy pasta dish with whole grain noodles, tomatoes, peppers, basil leaves (do you know how hard it was to find basil leaves at the grocery store?!), and olive oil. I even made a delicious low-fat Caesar salad to go along with it!!! (Are you impressed yet?)
I packed it nicely in tupperware and sent it off to work with Garth so he would have a healthy, warm homemade lunch.
He did sneak some yesterday as a snack when he got home from school and he LOVED it!
I'm thinking I'm a pretty stellar wife, no?=)

48 comments:

Chelsie said...

Stellar wife indeed! That pasta dish sounds delicious. I agree though, it is so hard to find basil leaves in the grocery store.

Tabbie:) said...

Stellar --- Yes!
Very good, sounds yummy and very thoughtful.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

THAT is very fabulous!

I think you are a great wife!

Blablover5 said...

It's funny how expensive basil is in the store. It's so easy to grow. Just stick some seeds in a pot, I guaruntee in about a month you'll have some you can harvest. They're incredibly hearty.

And everyone has different levels of domesticality, I'm sure Garth loves you for your microwave burritos just as much.

tootie said...

That meal sounds delish! Your hubby is lucky to have you. :)

Lis said...

You are totally a stellar wife!!

And the food sounds awesome!! :)

Pleasant Drive said...

You're a great wife! I must say, my domestic skills have slowed a bit since chemo started. I'm hoping to pick them up again soon! Good job, Lindsey! Being a wife is a high calling!

Leah said...

That does sound delicious!
I'm sure he really appreciated it.

Jennifer said...

How funny! But I think us non-domestic wifes are the majority nowadays!

C said...

Basil leaves are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the store sometimes!! haha but way to go, you!! :)

Jon and Steph said...

Stellar wife for sure! That was very nice..... and totally honest of you to come forth with the breaking of your new years resolution ;)

THEhooahwife said...

That is so cute! =) I love your new header by the way!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Yes maam! I would say you are pretty stellar. I can't believe you had to confess not being that domestic in front of your church!! I would have died! HA

Kim & Ryan said...

You are such a sweetheart. I'm sure Garth doesn't expect that and you are a wonderful wife even without homemade items.

But, your meal sounds YUM-tastic. Great job!

Ashley said...

the others who said no probably just didn't make a resolution, haha.... and yes, very stellar!

A Belle and her Beau said...

You are a stellar wife ... meals or no meals! :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

How funny! If I were you I would have looked at the camera and said, "just kidding, just kidding - I cook EVERY NIGHT" just to avoid being taped. :)

Tasha said...

You are an inspiration for this domestically-challenged wife! I'm so impressed by your yummy pasta dish and salad!

Mrs. McB said...

Great job!!! I am not that stellar! :)

Sara said...

What was their sermon about for them to interview you for that? You poor woman, lol.

SOunds like the meal was very yummy!

Mary said...

You are definitely more stellar than I am! I hardly ever cook for myself or my husband!

SassyEngineer said...

You are a great wife - that sounds so yummy!

Lump said...

awwww you're so cute! I haven't cooked anything for my BF in probably three years! haha

AmyT said...

you go girl...very stellar!

Carrie said...

Good job the pasta sounds great!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely! You sound like a great wife!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

STELLAR!!

The Other K Wick said...

Way to go!!! That meal sounds yummy!

Liana said...

wow! i bet he loved that you thought about him, i say youre good till 2010 ;)

Molly said...

I think you sound like a fabulous wife :) And don't beat yourself up about it. I tell Michael all the time that HE should cook for ME! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

Stellar indeed! I've broken my domestic resolution as well. :(

Tabbie:) said...

See I knew it, I knew we were seperated at birth too!! Hee hee.

I knew there was a reason you were my favorite bloggy friend!!!

That was so much fun to do, and to see the things that he came up with. Are you going to see if Garth will do it? I would love to read it!!

What is your car's name?

I haven't watched Extreme Makeover in weeks but I have them on my DVR and I am so going to have to get caught up on them, but I don't think I could watch more than one in a night, I don't think my lil heart could take it. lol

Emily said...

I think you are an amazing wife.... I think it is soo cute that you had him stand bye your side;) gosh I love you two!

Britni and Justin said...

You are a great wife! I need to improve in the cooking department myself!

Megan said...

First I have to say that I think it is amazing that your church has live interviews at the beginning of the service - I need to pass that one along to Luke.
Second, You are a GREAT wife, whether you are eating fast food or cooking healthy pasta :-)

Sweetbabs said...

Well good for you. I am not much of a cooker here but I have gotten better.

bekah said...

haha I would have been so embarrassed, not necessarily about not being domestic, but just at the fact of all those people!

I suspect you are indeed a stellar wife!

jenkins_k08 said...

UR ADORABLE :) i have broke every resolution this year.. uhh :(

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

After that making such a delicious sounding meal I would have to say you are pretty stellar!!

Denise said...

You don't have to be domestic to be a stellar wife...but it is sweet to cook a nice dinner now and then. :-)

pocket full of pink said...

You are DEFINITEY a stellar wife!! And that CRACKS me up that you were videotaped for your whole church congregation. If you make something and it's good, tell me the recipe!! I am SO trying to be a domestic wife.

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Aww - so sweet of you!

Jules said...

Brave girl for getting up there and being interviewed in front of everyone!
It sounds like you made a nice, fresh meal for Garth. You're stellar :)

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

absolutely! You're being a wonderful wife!

morewineplease said...

I seriously would have died with the video!!!
Way to go lady!

Kelli said...

You should be so proud of yourself! It is hard to become domestic over night. Garth sounds so sweet and understanding, no complaining. Have a wonderful weekend and bake something delicious!

Chasity M said...

I like your blog! Good luck on the last 10 "newlywed happy" lbs. I finally *just today* lost my last lb. It was HARD WORK!!

mebeingrandom said...

Great job!!! I love pasta!!
Just a tip, if you buy the dried basil leaves in the spice aisle, and let them sit in a bowl mixed with your olive oil while you cook/drain your pasta and finish everything else up, they will soften up by the time you are ready to add them.
Spices are incredibly easy to grow as well. Small simple pots, is about all you need.
Also Ceaser salad is one of my favs!!!