Rachel’s Wifely Steps


To kick off our upcoming round of the “It’s a Wife’s Life” blog carnival, we present to you guest posts from select bloggers who talk about their own wifely steps. Rachel from Heart of Rachel lets us in on a recipe she discovered that helps inspire her own wifely steps.

I have to admit I’m helpless in the kitchen. I can manage a good scrambled egg but I have my bad sunny side up days so I will not claim expertise in that department. I can fry hotdogs and chicken nuggets with ease. Boiled rice is no biggie … thanks to the loyal rice cooker. I give high regards to Mr. Microwave. He has never failed me yet. Popcorn is what he does best. I usually run to him for help when the family decides to have a weekend DVD marathon.

Once upon a time, I tried my hands at chopping ingredients into little bits and pieces. Wrapped the ingredients in wanton wrapper and formed mini triangles. I conquered my fear of splattering hot oil by holding the slotted spatula on one hand and arming myself with the frying pan lid on the other. Hubby found the whole protective set-up entertaining. I fried every single triangle without a single exclamation of ouch. Burned a few but most came out alright. It was a major achievement because I did the chopping, wrapping and frying all by myself … a rare feat. It was my Pinsec Frito adventure. The dish passed but not exactly with flying colors. Hubby was very generous and considerate. He gave me an A for sheer effort and entertainment value. haha!

I let my son down several times with pancakes that bordered between toasted and burned but he did not give up on me. After one (lucky) perfect pancake, my little boy professes that I make the best pancakes.

I’m thankful that I’m not pressured to hone my almost non-existent kitchen skills. My hubby is more than happy to cook for the family. He is an excellent chef. Maybe not professionally but his passion for cooking makes him a wonderful chef in my dictionary.

Even though the kitchen is clearly not my domain, I still have a favorite recipe that I regularly make… but it has nothing to do with food.

It’s a recipe I encountered somewhere along the way. Sorry I don’t remember the source but I would like to share it with you.

The recipe calls for …

1 Tbsp Consideration
1 Tbsp Passion
2 Tbsps Forgiveness
1 Cup Understanding

Mix well with acceptance and admiration.
Preheat oven to 400 and bake until well done.
Serve with a warm smile.

Sounds simple enough but it can be quite a challenging recipe to follow. Being a wife and mother has opened my eyes to the importance of the said ingredients. Together they can create a harmonious balance that makes life more meaningful and worthwhile.

I’m Rachel … I’m a work-at-home mom. I’m married to a culinary aficionado and we have a wonderful little boy who just turned 8. Together we try to balance life’s most important ingredients. I share parenting experiences and slices of everyday life on my personal blog called Heart of Rachel.

Inspired? Join our upcoming blog carnival called “It’s A Wife’s Life!” Learn more about it here.

12 Comments on Rachel’s Wifely Steps

  1. Julie
    August 9, 2011 at 6:30 am (13 years ago)

    That special recipe should be served to everyone to make the world a happier place to live in :)

  2. Dexie
    August 9, 2011 at 7:47 am (13 years ago)

    Sounds Delicious! :)

  3. Rachel
    August 9, 2011 at 8:17 am (13 years ago)

    I really had fun doing this post. Thanks Toni! :)

  4. bursky
    August 9, 2011 at 9:16 am (13 years ago)

    that was a fun read! any plans of a ‘part 2’ with the cookware? haha

    indeed, we really need to have that recipe posted in every kitchen to make every home a happy one.

  5. sheng
    August 9, 2011 at 9:48 am (13 years ago)

    I’m impressed at your husband’s humility, but am sure he is doing a good job taking care of you and making you feel special by giving you rewards for the sheer efforts you make.

  6. ibyang
    August 9, 2011 at 11:06 am (13 years ago)

    love your article Rach! no matter what happens in the kitchen, the last bit of ingredients that you mentioned are the best in any home :)

  7. JO
    August 9, 2011 at 11:31 am (13 years ago)

    it’s the perfect recipe!!! thanks for sharing Rach!

  8. neva | manilamommy
    August 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm (13 years ago)

    this is so sweet and the recipe is just right 😀

  9. Mom-Friday
    August 13, 2011 at 10:12 am (13 years ago)

    what a great “recipe” for marriage! congrats Toni and great post Rache! :)

  10. Rachel
    August 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm (13 years ago)

    Thank you everyone for taking time to read my wifely steps. I appreciate your wonderful comments.

  11. odette
    August 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm (13 years ago)

    thank you for sharing the recipe Rach, it definitely goes to my book! xx


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