Monday, February 5, 2007

A Meme from Margaret... favorite Mom in Minnesota.

Aprons – Y/N?
I have many mostly from my grandmother but I never use them. After finding these and these through Kristen's blog I just might start! I love the Princess Panel version. Second link and then scroll down.

Baking – Favorite thing to bake:
Cakes---beautiful cakes, fun cakes, gourmet cakes. My favorite is a Lemon Blueberry cake I made for my SIL's bridal shower. I have even made a groom's cake (Triple Chocolate with Strawberries on top). The groom's mother lived in France and couldn't attend, but she when she saw pictures of the cake I made she apparently replied, "Where in America did you find someone to make a cake like that?" High praise...I think.

Clothesline – Y/N?
We use to have a retractable one but not anymore. Maybe when my kids are old (tall) enough to help.

Donuts – Have you ever made them?
No, but after seeing Elizabeth's recipe for zeppole I am going to have to try.

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, but we don’t use it as much as we would like to.

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
We have one now but have not always had one. I didn't think it was possible, but we got along just fine for about 4 years without one.

Yes, please, can I buy it online?

Ironing – Love it or hate it?
I do like to iron but only when the house is quiet. Guess how often that happens! Seriously, I only iron Husband's work shirts. He used to do it himself, but it saves him a lot of time in the morning if I do them.

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Two in the kitchen and one in the bar/media area. Ummm...maybe my drawers are just generally junkie?

Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
Galley style kitchen with black appliances, off-white cabinets, & beige walls. No room for decoration.:^(

Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Getting to hear my kids corny jokes and being there when something makes them smile.

Mop - Y/N?
Is Swiffering an accepted synonym for mopping? If so, then yes!

Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?

Oven - Do you use the window, or open the door to check?
Both. I use the window to check for browning and the door to check temperature and doneness.

Pizza - What do you put on yours?
Grilled chicken, diced tomatoes and mushrooms. My favorite is rosemary potato & parmagiana which I had in Italy. I would love to find a recipe and try it at home.

Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Organize--- I can only do it when I am completely undisturbed.

Recipe card box - Y/N?
Yes, but I don’t always use those perfectly sized, matching cards. Lots of papers folded and shoved in that little box.

Style of house -
Late 80’s ranch style house with an attic. Vaulted ceilings are about the only architecturally interesting thing about our house.

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?
Special occasions only.

Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?
Confession time--- We are missing the floor of the cabinet under the sink. Due to some leaks that the previous owners failed to notice, the wood completely rotted. I yanked most of it out one day and Husband is still trying to figure out how to fix my demolition.

Vacuum - How many times per week?
2 or 3?

Wash - How many loads of laundry do you do a week?
12,469--- isn't it?

X's - Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?
No but I want to! I'll put it on my list of things to do.

Yard - Who does what?
I will help when he gets too busy to keep up with it, but it is mostly Husband’s responsibility. For a while we did have a nice young man down the street doing it for us.

Zzz's - What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Give Husband a kiss!

I tag Red Cardigan and Nutmeg and anyone else who wants to join the fun!


  1. Love the list and am way impressed with how fast you got it done.

    Let's get together and make cakes sometime. I will be your understudy!

  2. Oh great, you know what a paragon of homemaking splendor I am! Now I get to share it with everybody!


    Thanks for the tag!

  3. Hi Matilda,
    This is my first visit to your blog. I enjoyed your answers to the meme, and I'm sure I'll enjoy reading some more of your posts!
    God bless,


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