Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mommy & ME

For the past 9 month I have been living in Jealousy as one of my closest friends has been pregnant with her first child, a girl even! I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new baby, and scheming to figure out how I can discreetly kidnap her. Matt and I aren’t super serious about having kids yet since we are still young. However, there is something so special and magical about bringing a child into the world.

The night before last I got a call in the middle of watching The Real Housewives of O.C Reunion part 2. Typically I wouldn't even answer the phone and disrupt the brilliance transpiring on the television, but this call was from my cute pregnant friend. With sweaty hands I answer the phone and wait to hear that WE are having a baby. Even better…. Her water broke at work up north where we live and where the hospital is, and they live far away in the hills of Westlake. So, they asked if they could hang out with us for a couple hours before checking into the hospital. In the movies when a woman goes into labor it is almost animalistic with the yelling and clawing and punching.Well what I am really trying to say is… when and if I go into labor expect the punching to be in full force! Cute pregnant friend was calm and lovely. What an amazing mother she will be!

Matt was jumping up and down screaming “We are having a baby!” It was so cute how excited he got for our sweet friends. Then Matt and Mike (daddy to be) started joking about if I get pregnant I will be demanding foot rubs and back massages by every passerby that makes eye contact. Valid! So basically if I go into labor and suggest coming over to your house, object!

The next day we finally got to meet baby Libby. It was so amazing to finally meet her after seeing the first ultrasound so long ago. She was so little and perfect, (much unlike the giant mess Matt and I will have.) I can just imagine the 2 foot baby 12 pound baby that will explode out of my body thank to the oversized husband I have. All in all it was the most unique spiritual experience I have had and I can now be found googling cute nursery ideas for the non-baby I have. Creepy! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to make your husband do anything you want, or so I thought

So Tuna Tower Thursday Was a Huge Success. I found a recipe online shared by a sassy blogger. Obviously this lady is a bombshell, since she bragged about getting ½ of the ingredients for free and premade and well…. I didn’t!

The first stop was getting all the Asian inspired spices and sticky rice from the store. If you thought that sushi rice was just white rice like me, well it isn’t. It goes by the sophisticated name sticky rice and you add a plethora of ingredients to make it sticky and formable. My rice is always sticky, but probably because I overcook it! Well bombshell recipe blogger bragged about going the local Central Market where they sell sushi, and getting a bag for free. Following the steps to exactness, I walked up to the sushi counter at HEB and said, “Hi, can you bag up that sticky rice for me…for free!” I am a get down to business kind of girl. Apparently there is some smoozing that takes place before you can outright ask for free things, that wasn’t in the footnotes of the recipe. So when that didn’t work, I asked if I could purchase it. When that didn’t work, I tried to slip the cute Asian man in the chef’s hat a $10 bill with a wink. THAT DIDN’T WORK! Which was infuriating and led me to believe the recipe home girl must double as a play boy bunny, getting everything for free…shame on her! So, I referenced Google and found out how to make my own sticky rice, much better than HEB I am sure.

The second stop was the Quality Seafood Market off Airport Blvd. I have heard great things about the market and that most Austin restaurants get their seafood here (so, obviously it was good enough for my Thursday Tuna Tower).  I was greeted by a Seafood Santa and a dozen fish heads. Legit! Seafood Santa has a deep rich voice and a long white beard and was not offended by my lack of fish knowledge. He told me which tuna to use along with which crab meat would be nice to top it off and off I went.

My day was a huge success until I got to my third stop, home. As I am forming this spectacular Tuna Tower with homemade sticky rice, spicy mayo crab meat, avocado, topped with fresh raw Tuna, in walks my super sensitive husband. (I say that with the most sarcasm I can muster)! I mean hello….. Look at me Cassie Sushi chef! I hope it is extremely apparent that I do good things to get tons of praise and credit. I mean, what wife builds a tremendous sushi tower for dinner? NOT ME TYPICALLY! So when I received an objection about getting some last minute pita chips the tuna tower right about went through the window. This would have been amusing seeing it land atop some domain shoppers head!

I must admit it was a little dramatic. I mean we didn’t need anything to eat the tuna tower with. But because I worked hard on the masterpiece, I wanted it to be perfect. And perfect meant Pita Chips! That didn’t make much sense to my starving 6’7’’ hunk of a man. The patience that man must have with me is equivalent to a kindergarten teacher. Luckily, the store is around the corner and they had my favorite pita chips. We went home, turned on Big Brother, and had an amazing dinner! So tonight I am going to be slaving in the kitchen making my next creation. Cereal!