Thursday, January 21, 2010

rainy night.

i am no julia child. no martha stewart. (which is a shame really cos i have the world's best cook for a Mom)

but on a rainy evening in the state for lovers, i had the urge to cook my husband-to-be a dinner at home. Nothing fancy (I'm still learning this domesticated thing), just whole grain pasta with soy grounds in spicy spaghetti sauce with a glass of bubbly.

still... i felt like a wife-to-be. And that my friends, was a lovely feeling.

( oh you salt and pepper shakers )


we debated whether we should keep the bottle of wine with the rest of our "special moments together" collection.


Me cooking on my own before he got home from work? it's a pretty big event in the Lechuga-Maxham househould.


note that my girlfriend Lauren called (after seeing my facebook status) to say she would send over her vegetable pasta recipe, to which i texted after our conversation to say that i was nearly about to text her to ask her how to use a manual can opener (shame, i know) but that i had figured it out just in time for the sauce to splatter on the stovetop. Nice.

31 comments:

The Socialite said...

Yummmo! That sounds tasty! Your such a cute little wife-to-be! A nice meal after work always gets the boy! ALWAYS. :)

Annie Cristina said...

I am so not a domesticated diva. I just finished reading Julie & Julia, which was a fun read, but it made me realize now more than ever that I don't have what it takes to be a culinary goddess. Oh well, I can always do the dishes. ;)

P.S.) Um, those salt and pepper shakers are naughty! Hehe.

greystrawberrys said...

Awww this is such a nice post. The meal looks so tasty as well, and i'm not a massive fan spaghetti bolognese, so it must be good :P

My husband-to-be and I are getting our own house together in June, so this is something I'm looking forward to so much! (we live together at uni at the moment, but money and sharing makes it hard to make nice meals like this, but we do it occasionally)

:) xx

Rasha said...

Sounds great!

Megan said...

That food looks delicious. Domesticated bliss!

Anna said...

what a wonderful wife-to-be! so sweet. your pasta looks amazing!

J. said...

It looks as though you did a wonderful job! :) And side note: Julie & Julia? SUCH a great movie... I loved it.
Also- I see that bottle of Barefoot wine... have you tried their Moscato? It has quickly become my new favorite. Sweet White Wine = bliss. (p.s. ...I'm halfway through a bottle as I type.)
Love you, Sweet Girl!

Marisa said...

spicy sauce..... yummy!
How sweet an domestic of you...

those shakers kill me.

Krissa said...

that sounds lovely!!! I think you are going to be a wonderful wife...of course...and all that domesticated stuff comes with time...
that dinner sounds fantastic!!!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

Looks like a job well done, even with those naughty little shakers!

Renee said...

umm, is it me, or have I seen those salt and pepper shakers somewhere before...maybe just the salt? lol

Erin said...

Yum! You are too cute Micaela. I love that you took a photo of the meal...

We love spaghetti w/ veggie sauce at our house. I like to add lots of peppers to it, and then the kids whine about it and I have to pick them out!

Did husband-to-be do the dishes after?

i-zilla said...

all you need is a frilly apron and then you'll be the cutest wifey cooking dinner for her husband.

Sandra said...

That looks SO good!
And so sweet of you to have dinner ready and waiting for him.
Every time I read about you making new memories in your new home with your darling fiance it makes me feel so happy for you!

hugs,
sanders

Elizabeth said...

How sweet. You lit a candle and everything. He must feel very special :)

my name is lauren. said...

you are too cute :). you're going to make a wonderful wifey.

Red Boots said...

I must admit - I had a good old giggle at your salt and pepper shakers!! xx

Fallon said...

Such a cute little dinner! Glad you could put those weiners to use :)

nicole addison said...

ok you are so so adorable. its wierd because thats the one part of being married that i can't wait for.. but am also so nervous about. i have good intentions but when it comes down to it i can barely cook! let mek nwo if u find any yummy recipes!

Raquel said...

LOL @ your penis shakers. ;)

Michely Medeiros. said...

aww how cute and sweet of you!!!

jozen said...

great job! before you know it, you WILL be a julia child or martha stewart.

Raquel said...

Thank you pretty lady! Hope you and your Darling Fiance have a great weekend!

chelsea rebecca said...

this looks so delish!!
and i love that you did this your your husband-to-be. so adorable.
[luck man!!}
i'm actually really wanting this EXACT meal for dinner tonight now!! who knows maybe you are the next martha!! have a fabulous weekend!
xo

Kristyn said...

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i recently featured you on my blog, check it out!

Kimbirdy said...

Good for you! I hate cooking {although I love to bake!} and my boyfriend loves it. So it's super special when I take on the task and cook for him. It's been a while though, so I'm going to take some inspiration from you! :)

Annie said...

lady love, your spaghetti dinner looks delicious!!
i'm enjoying some barefoot pinot tonight! delightful! ;)
you are going to make the best wifey ever, i just know it!!
i hope you had a great week and i hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
luv ya!! XO!

Cynthia said...

looks like a perfect way to spend friday night! yummy
Have an lovely weekend
xoxoxo

Micaela said...

i giggled at each comment about my salt and pepper shakers :) (Renee i was LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Fallon, the weiners hahaha)

Iris, yes! i need a frilly apron don't i? lol

Annie, i still have to watch Julie & Julia. My mom and twin recently watched it and are sending me the copy lol my Momma said she better "understood" my blog... whatever that means lol it was sweet.

Erin, YES in fact he did do the dishes... if you count putting them in the dishwasher! ha

Sarah Emily (greystrawberrys), enjoy uni while you can because you will have many a night (how about forever?) when you guys get your love nest in June. Then we can swap recipes :)

J, I will have to try their Moscato! remember how tipsy i got after a few glasses of wine before our Mass Comm banquet? lol I miss your face! love you.

Elizabeth, the candle i just bought on sale and bath and body (you know how expensive candles can be!) it's called Fireside. Perfect for a rainy night, yes?

thank-you for all your comments ladies. and that you thought my cooking looked good! ;) If you're ever in the VA area, come have dinner with us! (i mean that) xoxo

Micaela said...

ps. Kristyn, I am completely honored! thank-you. A pleasure to meet you! i love having new friends :)

Nahl said...

Awww sweeet! Your fiance is such a lucky thing! (And by that I met "person".) :P
So did it turn out good?

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