|This is the look on my face when I have pretty food, but I can't think of how to cook it!|
This is my daughter, last Summer.
Our Pumpkin cottage is filled with babies, art, and our treasures.... food, while very important to us, is not at the top of my priority list. I see food as an art, I appreciate fine preparedness, I stand in awe at the mama that does it in gourmet fashion, I offer stomach growls of goodness to those that whip it up Pioneer Woman style.... But that's not me. In the Summer when the market is in bloom with the bounty of it's gifts, I have been known to buy fruits and veggies just because I thought they were pretty. A still life in the kitchen. But then I get it home, wash it up and have a complete
What the Fuck moment,
because I don't know WHAT to do with it all if it can't be consumed raw....
The truth is... I don't really LIKE to cook. I find the art of it a bit confusing. What can touch, what cannot, what has to thaw and for how long.....
What the hell is blanching...
why don't they just say boil the hell out of it until the skin falls off?
Cooking for much of my life has been intimidating. And then like a knight on a barreling steed, came Pinterest into my life. This is how my mind works, ART, Food, Clothing, Sassy quotes all right next to each other!
As a very visual person, the picture's are wonderful. I began to rethink how HARD meal prep is, and last week I crafted 5 meals ahead of time and froze them.
I found the easiest recipes here. I tried the Baked Ziti, Slow Cooker Chili, and the Chicken Broccoli Alfredo.
|This is the look on my face when I realized what separated me from those who were rocking it... |
This is my wee boy!
Art will still be more important than cooking, but now see that the only thing that separates me from the mama's I've admired is their preparedness and their home crafting skills. Yes, I said home craft. I have to think of it as a creative endeavor or my brain will not hold the information in! home crafting is a new muscle, and I am working it!!!!!!
|This is the look on my husbands face when I told him all of our meals were done for the week!!! |
This is my actual husband in an actual tin robot hat......
xxoo- From the girl who, at her home economics exam where parent came in to eat a meal that we prepared, forgot to turn on the oven and wondered why the fuck noodles take so long to cook!!!!!