Monday, March 31, 2008

Meme Monday

I saw this kitchen meme on Pam's blog. She didn't tag me specifically, but just threw it out for anyone who loves to be in the kitchen. That's me!!

What three kitchen items do you use the most often? My chef's knife, my microwave, and my coffee maker. Oh, I almost forgot - my crockpot!

What kitchen gadget do you wish you had? A large rectangle baking stone.

What kitchen gadget do you never use/wish you hadn't spent the money for? The ice pick. My MIL bought it for me (she LOVES ice) and she might use it when she comes over, but I rarely use ice.

What is your favorite cookbook? (Link if you can!) Betty Crocker and Deceptively Delicious

Who is your cooking inspiration? My grandma, my mom, and my sister!

What are the three most important items on your spice rack? Garlic powder, cinnamon, and salt.

What are three recipes that you use all the time? Crockpot lasagna (see here or here), my semi-homemade spaghetti sauce, miracle mashies.

Can you share a cooking secret? I use a lot of vegetable purees in my cooking to ramp up the nutritional value, and I am not afraid to experiment!

What is your greatest cleaning secret? I use Clorox or Lysol cleaning wipes all the time.

What is your favorite thing to clean? Um, nothing. Favorite and clean should never ever be in the same sentence.

What is your least favorite thing to clean? The bathroom.

What is your most embarrassing housekeeping moment? They happen all the time - dust on the mini-blinds, dust bunnies in the corners, water spots on the bathroom mirrors, and dirty dishes in the sink.

Who do you tag to do this next? Whoever wants to do this! Let me know that you did this meme and I'll stop by!


I was tagged by Marsha for the Who Are You Meme.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player than tags 5 people and posts their names, then leaves a comments on those five blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

What was I doing 10 years ago - In 1998, I was in my last semester of seminary. I was also on the festival committee for Ichthus, the longest running Christian music festival, so I was prepping for the festival (back then it was held in late April).

Five Things on my to-do list today - Make business phone calls, do a load of laundry, go to Target (need diapers!), watch the nieces after school, and business meeting tonight.

Five Snacks I enjoy - There are very few snacks that I don't enjoy, but here are my favorites - Reese's Cups, homemade chocolate chip cookies, homemade oatmeal applesauce bars, granola and yogurt, and basically anything with chocolate!

Five Things I would do if I were a billionaire.- As Marsha said, Become a member of the '90/10 Club' - a person who gives away 90% and lives off of 10. Pay of our debt and our family's debt.

Five of my bad habits. - Being a pack rat, being messy (piles everywhere in my office), speaking before I think. Yeah, this is harder than I thought. So I'll leave it at three.

Five places I have lived.- Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina

Five Jobs I've had - Associate Pastor, Retail Sales Associate/Assistant Manager, Case Manager, Data Analyst, Beauty Consultant, and Mommy (Sorry, that was six, but I had to add the last one, 'cause it's my favorite job so far!)

Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG): Susan, Dawn, Diana, Erin, and Jeni

Now, head on over to Melanie's to see who else is participating in Meme Monday!


  1. Hi! I did the second meme back in the fall, so I won't repeat, but I'll do the first one!

  2. i enjoyed getting to know you better through both of these memes. that's what i love about memes.

    thanks for the tag. i've actually done this one but a long time ago. i may do it again since you tagged me and since i have new readers since i last did it. thanks.

  3. Hi Heather,we you and I have two things in common,I'm a paskrat as well and my sometimes office space and or storage room(AKA our second bedroom)has every thing in it except the kitchen sink(it won't fit)
    Hugs and Blessings all around your house from my house.

  4. Hey- that is great that you played along with the Kitchen meme. I am so bad about tagging people because I can't ever remember who has done what. Glad you did it!!

  5. I enjoyed your kitchen meme. I did that this week also. Please stop by.

  6. I loved both of these memes. Lots of fun to get to know more about.

    Thanks for participating in Meme Monday!

  7. my mission has been accopmlished!

  8. That was great! I really enjoyed getting to know you better. Thanks for participating.

    Have a blessed day.