An Apology and a Peace Offering

I have a million and one excuses as to why I haven’t posted in *gasp* over a month. I’m sure you don’t want to hear them, but I’m going to tell you anyway:

  • Hubby got a new job (okay that was in August – lame excuse)
  • Day job has been uber, uber busy and leaving me exhausted at night (this one is for real)
  • We have a toddler (that really is an excuse in itself, right?)
  • Said toddler has been going through a tantrum stage
  • Said toddler has also been cutting 2-year-old molars
  • Said toddler has also needed ear tubes for the last 8 months, and is finally going to be getting them, so we’ve been going back and forth to doctor’s, specialist’s, and allergist’s appointments
  • My site crashed. For real. That one was pretty bad. One day – POOF! – all the content was gone. Not cool.

I haven’t been cooking for all the afore-mentioned reasons (even hubby getting a new job…we’re still adjusting to his schedule!), and it’s pretty hard to post recipes when you have been living off of KD and Mr. Noodle bowls. Unless you’d like step-by-step instructions on how to make KD?

But probably the biggest excuse of all?

Sometimes I get in these ruts. Even though I love to cook and the kitchen is where my heart is, there are times when I feel uninspired and out of ideas. I even had to ask for supper suggestions tonight.

Fortunately for you, I have so many friends who write cooking blogs, and they’re not stuck in a rut right now. So this is my peace offering: a collection of recipes from some great websites, which will hopefully help give YOU some inspiration!

One Skillet Pumpkin Lasagna via The Realistic Nutritionist

Roasted Corn Guacamole via BS’ in the Kitchen

Ginger Fried Tofu via The Gluten Free Vegan

Banana Oat Cupcakes via Cupcake Project

“Mess O’ Golden Fish” in Buttery Lemon Sauce via We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

Fresh Melon Margaritas via Margaritas in the Rain

Apple Butter with Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits via sweetsugarbean

Forgive me? I promise I’ll be back into the swing of things soon. Until then, hugs and kisses, and thank you, as always, for reading!


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  • Reply
    Rachel Randolph
    October 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, the toddler excuses are enough! You have my deepest empathy friend! I’ve cut down to one blog a week and I’m always down to the wire getting it done. Cooking, taking pictures, writing–it’s very time consuming. I hope you feel inspired soon and that your little man’s teeth cut through already. Thanks for linking to our blog.

    • Reply
      The Gourmet Housewife
      October 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Thanks Rachel! Sounds like you had quite the week too…glad to hear you’re all doing better! It’s always fun with toddlers. ;)

  • Reply
    October 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    You are awesome, Jaquelyn. Thanks so much for the link. Be sure to check our blog tomorrow. Rachel’s writing about her week with her toddler as the 24 hour virus hit them all in one hour:) She has earned her Mom Stripes this week. Sounds like you have too!

    • Reply
      The Gourmet Housewife
      October 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Becky – no thanks needed! I read Rachel’s blog post and oh how I sympathize!!

  • Reply
    October 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Been there..but not in about ten years the toddler years will go by fast, I m dealing with the teenage years now..I want the toddler years back..whaaaaaa..ok now I got that out..Hugs to you and thr ruts in life come and go..at this time, I am fighting a bad bug..tomorrow is going to be my benilyn day…

    • Reply
      The Gourmet Housewife
      October 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

      That’s what I keep hearing Germaine (that the toddler years will go by fast)! I don’t think I envy you dealing with the teenage years. ;)

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