...my 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!