Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mission Accomplished

My grandmother's house always smells unbelievable. No matter what time of day you walk in, it always smells like she's just cooked a five-course meal. Ever since I've lived on my own (not including grad school, when it was a major accomplishment to feed myself anything), I've wanted to enter my own home to a smell as luscious as the smell of her house.

Last night it finally happened.

I put on the green beans (cooked with ham hock, of course) at noon. I put the baby back ribs in the oven at 2:00 p.m. When Joshua and I returned from the doctor at 4:30 (it seems we are being visited by a lovely case of roseola or some other viral infection), my house smelled so good. In fact, it smelled almost as good as my grandmother's house. I don't know how many more meals like that I'll have to cook until my house smells like that all the time, but I'm just happy that it worked once.

5 comments:

martha said...

I bet Glade Bacon-N-Coffee would fly off the shelves...why don't they make that? i'd buy a case!

Jennifer said...

Yea, people always say my house smells like that. The secret is food-scented candles! Pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, vanilla coffee bean, McIntosh apples, blueberries... Haven't seen green bean or baby back rib candles, though.

TLS said...

The key is slow cooking food.

I love it when I cook long enough that the usual dog smell is replaced with a scrumptious smell of food.

Right now we have a gi-normous basil plant in the kitchen and that helps too!

Darby said...

I love it when that happens! A well spiced pork roast can get my house smelling pretty good. :) Good luck with the roseola, no fun!

Anonymous said...

It all goes to prove that pork fat does indeed rule.