failing miserably

“The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: ”Is this all?””

~ Betty Friedan


a recent visit with the in-laws spawned the realization i make a horrible housewife.

grade: a big red F-

luckily, the other half compensates where i fail. househusband is a wonderful cook and even cleans the kitchen. but i discovered he won’t take out the trash (… is this common?)

i did try to redeem myself with this recipe:

Roasted Cauliflower & 16 Cloves of Garlic


1 large cauliflower (trimmed and cut into bite size pieces)

16 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed

1-2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon salt

1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil (the more the merrier, is what i say!)


1. Mix oil, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic together.

2. Toss in cauliflower and place in a large casserole dish in one layer.

3. Roast in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes; give a toss and bake for 10 more minutes.