Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here are some examples:
Me: Honey, can you take Stella for me while I use the restroom please?
Hubby: Sure, but I need to go to the bathroom so let me go first.
Me: I am glad you are home. I have some work to do before I go to my meeting. Can you take Stella for a bit so I can get it done?
Hubby: Well I am really tired. Stella kept me up last night while you were feeding her. I need a nap.
Me: Can you change the baby's diaper while I get her bag ready?
Hubby: Really? I already did you a favor by watching her this afternoon.
(Yes, haute moms, that is no joke)
Me: Honey, you need to take the baby now so you can give her a bottle. She is hungry.
Hubby: I don't need to do anything. I will take her but I don't have to if I don't want to.
This may not seem like a big deal but let me tell you. This type of behavior on a weekly basis is frankly getting irritating. I may have given birth to my child but she is not just my child. I stay home with her all day long and don't always get to do whatever I feel like doing because I have someone more important now. Why is it that the hubby feels as though his needs are more important than our daughter's? I told him this morning that he was going to have to repeat Dad Duty 101 because he is in danger of failing. I am not a maid, a housekeeper, or a babysitter. I am not the only one in this house that can or should be taking care of our baby. Sometimes moms need a break too! And news flash hubby...a babysitter or grandparent is not the only person who should be able to do that! I am tired! I am tired of holding the baby while I eat just to watch you finish your meal in peace. Sure, go ahead and scratch your belly and watch TV while I try to cut my meat with my spoon because I don't have enough hands to pick up other utensils. I am tired of nursing our child to sleep while you snooze and snore on the bed next to me! You are soooooo lucky that my hands are busy otherwise I may just smother you with a pillow. If I hear "Well if I could breastfeed her i would..." one more time then I might just have to put that lovely breastmilk in your coffee one morning when you aren't paying attention. Let's face it, if you could, you would still make me do it. Parents are 50/50 and not 80/20 just because I happen to have given birth or have other body parts that happen to come in useful as a parent. Give me a break! Haute moms...let's hear it! Tell me I am not alone here!
Monday, August 23, 2010
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Sunday, August 22, 2010
CROCK POT ROBUSTO CHICKEN
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle Italian dressing (Seven Seas Robusto or Newman's Own works well)
1 lb bag of egg noodles (I sometimes switch this up with whole wheat penne)
4 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1. Put chicken breasts in the crock pot and pour bottle of Italian dressing over the chicken.
2. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 1/2.
3. Remove chicken breasts and leave crock pot turned on, stirring in 1/2 the sour cream until dissolved.
4. Cook the noodles and drain. Add the remaining sour cream and cheese to the noodles and mix until dissolved.
5. Serve the chicken over the noodles. Pour the warm Italian dressing over the top. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Let me know your thoughts on this haute moms!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have talked to someone about giving the Haute Mom followers a discount or even possibly a jewelry piece for a giveaway so be sure to be a follower of Haute Mom and a Facebook supporter of POSH Mommy! Stay tuned for more details...
Here is a picture of me on my birthday with my Loop necklace! Please do not try to count the candles...
Check out their Facebook page on which they featured a picture of me and the family! Thanks POSH Mommy!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
A few of you shared last week that you enjoy going to dinner on Sundays so try this dish out on another day of the week! I got it from the Food Network! The thing I like about this dish is that it is easy and the ingredients can be easily modified. I will sometimes add chicken or shrimp or I will switch up the snap peas with asparagus or green beans. This recipe is a great one for those of you who like to walk through the local farmers markets. It is great with fresh ingredients! Share your recipes and let me know what your thoughts are for those of you who try this out!
PAPPARDELLE WITH SNAP PEAS
Cooking time: 30 min. Total time: 30 min. Serves: 4
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1/2-in. pieces
- 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, roughly chopped
- 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 cup roughly chopped parsley
- 1 bunched fresh chives, thinly sliced
- 1/2 pound pappardelle pasta (about 8 oz.)
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese or grated pecorino
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallions, snap peas, jalepeno, salt and cook, stirring until soft, about 4 minutes. (This is where you would add in the meat first if you are choosing to add some).
2. Meanwhile cook the pasta in the boiling water al dente. Reserve 2/3 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta and toss with the vegetables.
3. Pour the reserve cooking water into the skillet and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Bring to a boil and whisk the butter until it melts, then cook until reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese and toss. Top pasta with the remaining cheese and serve.