October 8, 2009
Having a full pantry is a must and after scanning mine I see I have accumulated some basics that I can grab when I am charged to cook... I hate to run to the store for an item necessary to create that perfect dish.
Fortunately my husband is willing to taste test anything I prepare and he has acquired a joy in cooking as well.
I am no Julia Childs, or Martha Stewart although a fan, but I am also not intimidated by some of the failures and goofs I have made. I often serve new untested recipes to company and love ones....( don't tell them). I think it's the confidence that I feel cooking that disquises any errors I may have made. And the chickens and Buster are all to happy to take care of any thrown their way.
In years past I entertained the idea of cullinary school but with 3 children, living on a tight budget, growing our own fruits & vegetables as well as beef, chickens, turkeys rabbits & pigs was a close as I came to a real food education. My oldest daughter has picked up my interest in cooking and has become quite the chef herself as well as her older brother, He has a few recipes he creates along with his magic talents.
Now that I have an empty nest and plenty of time to pursue my passion I can enjoy this special interest.
I recently discovered a kitchen store here in Klamath Falls that is offering cooking classes, I signed up immediately and the first class for me will be October 22nd. (As I blog, another of my interests,)
I will share some of the things I learn with you and invite you to follow me into the kitchen, wash your hands, put on an apron and roll up your sleeves, because we are going to be cookin!
Posted by Cheryl Severeide at 3:36 PM