Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A cry for culinary help, and adventures in cleaning (with product reviews!)

Well, I haven't written here much, have I? Honestly, I feel I've been a big fat domestic failure lately.

I haven't tried to cook anything since the corned beef. I want to, but where do I start? We have so many cookbooks, and there are so many recipes online, I feel overwhelmed before I even begin! If you have a fantastic (and EASY!) recipe for a novice like me, please post it in the comments!

To give myself some credit, I have been cleaning a lot. Our residence has never been cleaner in the 8 or so years since Husband and I started shacking up. Former apathy has been replaced with annoyance every day when I find his coffee drip stains on the counter.

Other highlights:
  • Clorox's Green Works natural bathroom cleaner is fantastic! I use it on everything in the bathroom! It also cleans the mirrors without leaving streaks. I'm so stoked to not have to buy a separate glass cleaner. Another plus, it smells way better than other cleaners.

  • Swiffer WetJet is on my shit list. It doesn't pick anything up, just pushes it around. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

  • I cleaned the microwave today, but only because my lunch went boom. Chicken was everywhere. I've nuked chicken before and this has never happened, so... I got nothing. It looked like the Bodies exhibit exploded in there. The horror...

1 comment:

  1. My mother's chicken fajita recipe is really easy and hard to screw up:
    1 lb chicken, cut into thin strips
    1 C. mild garden style salsa
    1 1/2 C. green peppers, sliced
    1/2 C sliced scallions or onions
    2 tbsp. vegetable oil
    8 8" tortillas, warmed
    Toppings (guac, sour cream, shredded cheddar, etc)

    Marinate the chicken in the salsa for 30 minutes in the fridge. Cook peppers and onions in skillet over med-high heat in vegetable oil for ~5 minutes. remove peppers and onions with a slotted spoon. Dump chicken into skillet. Cook, stirring constantly until meat is cooked. Add peppers and onions back to skillet; heat through. Serve in tortillas with your fixings.