Get Your Christmas On

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 18th, 2010 |  No Comments
Get Your Christmas On

Gotta love the holiday cooking shows where the size two hostess is daintily putting the finishing touches on her holiday cookies in her subway tiled, perfectly decorated festive kitchen filled with hordes of cards hanging from bows on the mantle. So what if yours are Scotch taped to the mantle and are a little sparse […]

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No Snow Snow Day

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 16th, 2010 |  1 Comment
snowflake

I know, I know. I should relish these times. Soak in my children’s youth and adorableness. Well I’ll remember that later. But for now I’m not so psyched. Because lately, let’s just call a spade a spade. They’re a royal pain the butt and I’ve had it. But cooking with them is an option so […]

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Feeding Bob

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 14th, 2010 |  2 Comments
*You can also add red peppers and water chestnuts for color.

“Bob’s in town from Seattle for the night. I told him he should come for dinner instead of eat at the hotel.” Of course. Um, who the hell is Bob again? “From accounting.” And we are having him for dinner because…he’s your boss? “No, just a guy from the Seattle office.” I get it. Yes, […]

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Me Versus the Fridge

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 12th, 2010 |  2 Comments
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The Sunday night pit is starting to sink in and it’s only 9:52 am. Not a good sign for the week ahead, especially since this week is the last one before two weeks of no school. Call me a downer (I call it a realist) but I’m trying to decide which person/scenario is going to […]

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Trendsetting at its Finest

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 7th, 2010 |  1 Comment
Trendsetting at its Finest

Note to self: Next time you’re leaving for work, be sure and remove extra pair of kids’ tights hanging off of your person (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a way unrelated to airport security). It doesn’t do a thing for you when you’re trying to look cool among 20-something size 2 office […]

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Anything But Cattle Call Buffet

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 2nd, 2010 |  1 Comment
Anything But Cattle Call Buffet

mmm…please pass the Salmonella   Whenever I ask my kids where they want to go for dinner they say one of two places:Chick- fil-A or Sweet Tomatoes. Chick-Fil-A is a Southern staple…a place out-of-towners wax poetic about when they visit. But if you live near one it’s just another place to get fat no matter […]

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Just Another Manic Monday…

by kitchenchaos | posted on: November 29th, 2010 |  No Comments
Just Another Manic Monday...

It’s always refreshing when your dog goes to the bathroom in the middle of the floor during dinner. Under the kitchen table. Nothing sets the ambiance more than a glass of wine, a nicely assembled plate of pasta and a pile of poop. The smell has pretty much permeated throughout the entire house as we […]

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Soup and a Side of Fryes

by kitchenchaos | posted on: November 28th, 2010 |  7 Comments
Perfectly Logical Meal and Budget Planning

As a non-meal planner, I don’t spend my Sundays writing lists. I’ve never taken one to the grocery store and so I usually forget at least six things when I come home. I stare at those women with the coupons filed neatly in the organizers and I wish I could be like them.  Alas, the […]

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How to Be Gone for an Entire Day and Feed Your Family Without Them Actually Knowing You’re Out of the House

by kitchenchaos | posted on: November 26th, 2010 |  1 Comment
How to Be Gone for an Entire Day and Feed Your Family Without Them Actually Knowing You're Out of the House

Black Friday. It’s a day I typically could care less about. Actually that’s not true. I do care. It’s just that I haven’t been to the mall the day after Thanksgiving in about ten years. The reason for this isn’t because I don’t like to shop. It’s because taking an entire day to myself to […]

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“You’re only bringing one side to Thanksgiving?” Last Minute Addition

by kitchenchaos | posted on: November 23rd, 2010 |  3 Comments
“You’re only bringing one side to Thanksgiving?” Last Minute Addition

My bad. I thought I was actually invited to your house this time. The squash dish was just a little something to show you how much I love you. I didn’t realize you were expecting me to bring more. That’s cool. I can do it. Sure, it’s no problem. Doesn’t matter that I’ve cooked like […]

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