I love to cook almost as much as I love to read and write, whereas I don't have as much time for the later, I do have the opportunity to COOK everyday. Now, don't get me wrong...take out is good once in a while, a nice restaurant is great for getting away, sitting down and relaxing, but a meal at my own table is the best. Not because I am a great cook, I would not be so bold as to say that, but because it is where I cook, create and serve my family.
Cooking involves so much.....what to buy, how to buy and where to buy. You could try something new everyday if you pleased. Oh, there is also menu planning, which can be quite involved...my sister found out exactly how many pounds, ounces, bags...etc she would need for a whole year based on the recipes her family likes! I haven't gone that far, but I have made a monthly menu making meals for 10 people for $10.00 a dish, that's a dollar a person! And if I say so myself they were all eaten up and quickly, and not just because I was cooking for boys!
Let's talk about holidays and celebrations! This is the best time to cook and bake! It involves decorating and coordinating. I once went to my second cousins' home for dinner with my family when I was young. It was about the time of St. Patrick's Day, everything we had was green. ;) I haven't gone that far but I always make an Irish dish on St.Patrick's Day and it turns out that it is a family favorite, one that is requested other times of the year.
FOOD, when done right, makes people happy!
So now, I invite you into my world of cooking....
I hope you have a happy belly!