Straight From the Box

August 25, 2010 at 4:31 PM 2 comments

Over the past few weeks, John and I realized I’ve been stressing myself out about making overly complicated dinners. To my husband, thank you for pointing that out. To my sanity, nice to see you again. It has been pleasant to whip together lasagna or a soup recipe and have it last us 2-3 days. I even went all out last week and baked two lasagna dishes and froze one. I know future me with thank past me for that at some point.

This past weekend was my company’s annual summer picnic, and honestly, I was not looking forward to it. I had to plan it, and I recently discovered something about myself: I do not want to work in event management anymore. I know, I know, that’s all I’ve talked about doing for years, but I am just happy that I discovered this now and not 5 or 10 years into a career in events. I love hospitality, I love baking, I love being creative, and at times, I love planning meals ahead, so basically I think it boils down to the fact that I want to be a mom instead of an event manager. I don’t want to handle picky clients and stressful logistics on a nearly impossible schedule. I’ll discuss my plans for my post-Germany career later this week (promise!), but for now, it’s no more Miss Event Manager for me.

Speaking of baking and planning ahead while still being realistic about time constraints today, I sent my dear sweet husband by the grocery store on his way home from work today to pick up *drumroll please*…brownie mix. I cannot wait to have those ooey gooey brownies made from a box.

The only problem is, I didn’t plan enough. We’re out of eggs.


Entry filed under: Our Goings On.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angela  |  August 26, 2010 at 5:21 AM

    Why is it that boxed brownie mix turns out so ooey and gooey and oh so yummy? I’ve been trying to find a recipe that recreates that, but haven’t had any luck so far. I just can’t bring myself to box mixes anymore! So please, have an extra brownie for me 🙂

  • 2. Satakieli  |  August 26, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    That’s funny, my husband and I were talking a little while ago about how I should go to culinary school, work in a restaurant, do catering etc and I came to basically the same conclusion. I LOVE cooking, but I certainly do not love clients/customers! I’m quite happy cooking for my family and planning dinner parties for my family and friends, any more would probably be too much.

    I end up thinking that way about almost everything I love to do. Being a professional photographer is something like my worst nightmare, working as a preschool teacher in at a close second but I love to do both, photography as a hobby and teaching my son.

    Strange how things work. Perhaps it’s just that I don’t like to be told what to do!


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