In pursuing The Gentle Art of Domesticity, I have, so far this year, made homemade pickles (which have yet to be deemed tasty–or even edible–this Friday will end the 2 week waiting period–so an update will be posted after the taste-testing), lasagna soup (so yummy) and rolled/frosted sugar cookies on two separate occasions. Each of my sons chose these are the goodie-of-choice to take in to their classrooms on their birthdays.

These were not meticulously decorated, impressive cookies. These were misshapen, come-as-you-are cookies topped with copious amounts of garish icing and M&M’s. They were very well received with their teal, fuschia, and chartreuse coloring and rainbow candies. There may at some point be pictures…

So what’s next for a domestic diva like me, you might ask?

Well, I haven’t gotten started on that knitting resolution yet. Frankly, I’m not all that certain what the best way to begin is. If I’m interested in knitting socks, should I just buy a sock pattern, or do I need to start smaller?

But any way you look at it, I’m evolving–and quite enjoying myself.

Posted in Uncategorized on 01/26/2009 11:39 pm


  1. Lasagna soup? Please share recipe. :)

  2. Wow, you are the domestic diva this year. Best of luck with knitting.

  3. Alyssa Goodnight

    The recipe is here and is delicious.

    And thank you, Stacy!

  4. Alyssa Goodnight

    Okay, so evidently that didn’t work, and I can’t figure out how to go in and edit my comment. So, here’s the link:


  5. I’ve canned pickles before. And they were delicious! Re the knitting: do you already know how to knit? If not, I’m wondering how tough it is to knit a heel?

  6. Keri Mikulski

    Good luck with the knitting!

    I posted the meme today. :)

  7. Good luck with the knitting. I really want to learn, but have never taken the time. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  8. I miss cooking. My husband does it all now, and I just write for a living. I used to make the best bran muffins, so sweet and juicy with their blueberry filling. I also made a mean cheeseburger. But now my hubby does it all, except when we go out to eat. Shucks!

  9. Knitting scarves is the easiest to start with. When I learned socks I took a one day class at my local knitting store. I always do better when people show me something versus trying to read a pattern and go from there.

    I would show you if you lived closer. Especially if you brought wine.

  10. Obi-Mom Kenobi

    I first learned to knit flat things and then took up stockings (bigger and easier to manipulate for a beginner). Socks don’t phase me at all anymore.

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