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A Day in the Life of a SAHM…


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Where the crepe are my bon-bons? Why isn’t my soap opera on?! Maybe because one, I don’t like bon-bons. Two, the TV is turned off.

There is a misconception that being a stay-at-home-mother (SAHM) is easy. We have all the time in the world and our days are just peaches and Pinterest crafts with our kids. We lounge about the house while our kids run around like little wild hooligans, trashing the house, tormenting the animals, and screaming until we go deaf. We just have this serene smile on our faces while we sip our coffees and chat on the phone for hours with our girlfriends. Must be a great life to have, and everyone wants to be a SAHM. Continue reading

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I am Not a Restaurant!


The bulk of my culinary repertoire is based on food I grew up eating as a girl of Irish/German/English heritage in the heart of PA Dutch country. I am gradually expanding my catalogue, but sometimes the fridge grows bare (shopping day is tomorrow), and one must improvise. Mister can be a picky eater at times. Things need to be made the way he grew up eating it.

Tonight, I was prepping sausage, because I was going to make sausage with sauteed onions, and pierogies. Mister walks into the kitchen, wrinkles his nose, and sighs. Continue reading

Tilapia w/White Wine Lemon Sauce


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Quinoa & Zucchini w/Mushrooms (Gluten Free!)


I had some leftover zucchini and some mushrooms that had to be used, so I was originally going to just sautee them together, throw on some sundried tomatoes, and call it a day….but I got to thinking. I have a bag of quinoa from when I was trying to incorporate some food that’s actually good for me into my diet. Quinoa is a good source of protein, and many vegetarians utilize it as a source of protein for their meat-free dishes. I had prepared plain quinoa one day, and it was horrid. I hated it. Continue reading

Salmon with Sundried Tomatoes & Lemon Butter


My husband doesn’t particularly care for seafood. In my kitchen, this means I never get to have it. So yesterday when I found a salmon filet on sale, I jumped on it and figured I would have it for lunch today. This also enabled me to utilize my leftover vegetables from dinner last night (Sauteed Zucchini with Sundried Tomatoes & Garlic, Steamed Cauliflower with Brown Butter). Continue reading

The light at the end is a train…


Miraculously, here I am, still managing to muddle through my day with a high-maintenance ToddlerGirl and a nearly 3-month-old BabyBoy who is still not on any sort of schedule (I must have jinxed myself in my last entry…), and still not sleeping through the night. Neither BabyBoy or I have gotten much sleep…he was doing well…for two days.

Anyways…my friend over at Manifest Mom has challenged me to write something. She didn’t say what, so today’s post might jump around…a lot. Here we go… Continue reading

Don’t Wanna be Your Monkey Wrench…


A lot has happened in the land of Wench since my last post. There are some things I will not discuss on here, pending resolution of said thing.

We had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for some of our friends yesterday. Unfortunately due to budget constraints, we could not invite everyone we wanted to.

A lot of preparation, money, and elbow grease goes into these dinners. It’s your standard Thanksgiving dinner, with a large turkey, candied yams, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, apple pie, biscuits, stuffing, etc. All homemade. Our friends supply alcohol, paperware, sodas, etc. It’s a good time all around, and I love doing it. This year I tried not to broadcast it, as due to space and finances, we were severly limited on our guest list. I know this will cause a few problems, but unless I charged a cover fee (which I simply will not do), I could not afford to feed everyone I wanted to invite. Continue reading