I’ve crossed another item off my Baby Bucket List… Possibly the most difficult one to accomplish, it’s really a miracle, and you’re know what I mean if you’re read THIS… I feel comfortable in the kitchen.
I’m trying not to get my hopes too high… It’s only been a few items, but a few items is better than no times right? I’ve made four meals… three from scratch in the last two weeks… And trust me this is A HUGE accomplishment (if you’ve read this blog or know me you know what I mean)!
We had a couple from church over last week and they ate my Stromboli. I got the recipe from a friend at work. She let me copy it out of a little magazine she had and said she made it and it was pretty easy. I went through and copied several recipes. Here’s how I decide if I’m going to cook something.
1. Does the picture looks good? If “yes” then go to #2
2. How many ingredients are needed? If more than six it’s out of the question. If six or less, go to #3.
3. Do I understand all of the ingredients? This one is tricky because most of the time the answer is “no,” but if I can figure it out using my “Goggle” and “phone-a-friend” lifelines then I’ll usually give it a go.
The Stromboli barely passed… I didn’t understand garlic cloves, and almost used two entire garlic heads instead of what the recipe called for… Two minced garlic cloves. Luckily, my MIL bailed me out before it was too late. Above was the finished product (but in leftover form).
Sunday was casserole day at my job. I had been craving peach cobbler and we needed some dessert stuff so I decided to try to make peach cobbler. I looked up a recipe on allrecipes.com, found an easy one and had hubby go get the ingredients for me while I was at work Saturday. This morning I threw it all together and it turned out yummy!!
It’s actually FUN for me to cook now! Looking for recipes is a little time consuming but I’ve found when I’m craving something, or get a good review about something, I’ll give it a try! My favorite part about cooking is having people say they like my stuff… Including hubby. He has been really nice and helped me get all of the stuff together, he even helped me make the Stromboli.
My skill is definitely a work in progress but I’m feeling more comfortable now and actually enjoying it. It’s also making me feel more “motherly” which is fun. That way when my kids are too old for breast milk I may actually be able to make them solid food.