Saturday, March 7, 2009

People are easily impressed

......or maybe they just don't expect much out of me?

In the past week, I have heard the following:

"You MADE the beans?! Those are good!"

"You MADE the enchiladas?! wow..."

"You MADE the bread?! mmm - extra garlic!"

"You MADE the clothes detergent?! whoaaaa..."

Yes, yes.....I MADE it.

Honestly, peeps, do I seem like a lazy high maintenance kind of girl? Or is it that much of a shock that those things are 'make-able'? I mean, either way, it makes me look good, but these are things that anybody can make if they it doesn't seem like anything special to me. (or maybe I'm used to not having any money to take the easy way out and just buy something? LOL)

I'm seriously cruising for thoughts on this, okay, y'all?! (even you, you lurker! I know you're there 'cause I can hear ya breathin'!)

~although, please note, there are people who do WAY more than me....and *I* am way impressed by them. Homesteaders, farmers, Laura know....heh...~


  1. You just don't realize how few people actually COOK! People buy frozen and boxed stuff that's mostly done already, so when they find something "made from scratch", it impresses them.

  2. Mom makes way more from scratch than I do, especially since dad's health issues forced the situation. I like to cook, and do so on the weekends, but it's quickie meals during the week since I don't get home until 6.

    I don't make detergent, though I found it interesting when you blogged about it.

  3. Hi Amy,
    I think thesse comments you're getting are less about you and more about the "throw-away" culture we live in where everything can be bought in a ready-made container. I mean, look at the frozen dinners these days: They even come on a microwaveable plate. All of this makes what you do -- cooking from scratch, making laundry detergent and etc. -- all the more remarkable.

  4. I think I see a reality show in here somewhere. xoc

  5. I always take the easy route: frozen dinners, paper plates, plastic forks, etc. It's not that I hate cooking (though I do hate housework), just that I don't make time for it.

    As for my thoughts on the enchiladas, I say you MUST give me a recipe.

  6. Are these comments coming from the family? 'cause maybe they're just hoping to sweet talk you into making something besides Tuna Helper... which, I think we both decided, is pretty uninspiring. LOL

    But I do agree with some of the other comments - things don't get homemade much anymore. Hell, my former in-laws asked me why I MADE meatballs when I could buy a bag of them from the freezer section at Costco. They were like, "Why would you do that?"

    Homemade is cool, when you've got the time. :)

  7. I've always thought you were impressive Amy! And you didn't even have to cook for me!

  8. I'm an excellent cook, and I actually enjoy it! But I just dont see me making my own detergent. Kudos to you my friend!

  9. I would be impressed. You might be impressed to learn just how little I can make. It is really impressive how unimpressive.

  10. I love this entry... do you really make your own laundry detergent? That is so cool. I read that Laura Ingalls made her own bread up until she passed away... even after you could buy your bread. I did make a cake from scratch yesterday because the Hershey's cocoa comes with a great recipe for a cake on the back of the can LOL but cakes are so cheap from the box now days I don't think I really saved any money or anything like that. It is better to make things from scratch though whenever possible. They put so much stuff in our boxed and canned food these days. I'm planning to make a few good home made soups this month. And I will try to save some moolah with my veggie garden again this year. I was amazed at what we were able to grow... except I had trouble getting out there on time to harvest things. I could have had way more green beans than we did if I had been more organized and used my time better. Hugs,

  11. PS how do you make the laundry detergent???? I am willing to try this. I did discover I can mix up my own spray and wash stuff by using a little bleach and water or some Tide watered down into a squirt bottle. This saves quite a bit on this sort of purchase.... they want almost four dollars for some of these stain removers that are all ready mixed.

  12. Hey Girl Friend!!!

    Remember Me? Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I hope to see a lot more of you now that I am blogging again!

    And you have ALWAYS impressed me.

    I hope all is well with you and yours.

    Big Hugs!

  13. I'm impressed. Apart from your culinary expertise, making your own clothes detergent? Fantastic! You have to let me know how you do it. I bet it saves you a lot of money too. Ciao. Antonella

  14. Miss J agrees w/ Donna. So few people "make" anything of there own anymore, be it food or clothing, it's impressive to meet someone who actually does.

  15. Laura Ingalls...He! I freak people out all the time when I tell them that I spin my own yarn to knit with. It's the process that is fun. About cooking, just tastes better when it doesn't come out of a box! I so agree with Marty and Donna. Too many drive thru dinners for most families.

  16. You know I love to cook, but not everyone can and that is not something to be ashamed of, we are all different as human beings and what we can and can't do. I'm proud of you though for cooking, to me it's very rewarding ~ if not for anyone else then just for myself! Hugs** Teresa


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