Thursday, January 04, 2007

      ( 12:02 AM ) teahouse
Domestic Goddess

Over the last six months, my life has changed in many more ways than I could have imagined.

The primary thing is that, upon making the jump from high-paid BigLaw lawyer to low-paid in-house lawyer, I have pretty much dropped down in socioeconomic class.

In short, I'm flat broke.

Here's a comparison between old and new.

My OLD life included the following:

1. Frequent drinks and fancy dinners on the town with my girlfriends a la Sex and the City;

2. Running on the treadmill at my fancy gym...

3. Getting nice massages and manicures at the beauty parlor.

My new life includes the following:

1. Staying in most nights with the Boy and cooking food purchased from the local Food Emporium with coupons I've clipped from the newspaper;

2. Running in Central Park because it's free; and

3. Making the Boy rub my back and feet.

In the past month, I've found, surprisingly, that I'm actually not bad at cooking! Here's a sampling of what I've been cooking up:

Here's the roast I made for Christmas dinner.

I only have a photo of the uncooked version, because the cooked version was so good we ate it all before I had time to take a picture.

Here is the plate of breaded and fried pork chops I made for dinner the other night:

And here's the whole fish I sauteed for dinner tonight:

I didn't forget to cook veggies. Here are some collard greens I made to go with the fish:

Everything was yummy. Although I probably should work on my plating and presentation. Yeah, you won't be seeing me on Top Chef anytime soon.

Speaking of which, I can't believe they didn't get rid of Marcel.. He's such an ass!

At least I can console myself with the knowledge that my fish looks better than the one on this Weight Watchers card from the 70s. Yuck!!




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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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