a) i'm a housewife, have been home full time since 2001, i have all day to try;
b) i have 4 growing active children at the dinner table each night;
c) this is my 14th year of marriage, i'm 35y.o., i'm an adult, i'm horrified;
d) my mother was a chef - but never let us in the kitchen, blame??;
e) my husband is away 90% of this year (like last year & next year);
f) my first job was as a kitchen hand & i was great (at preparing raw food);
g) my children won't eat anything from a tin or box & don't count 'eggs' as dinner;
h) my children don't like takeaway & we can't afford it anyway;
i) my children are not fussy, i feel i abuse their non-fussiness with bland meals;
j) my best friend from preschool is head chef at one of Sydney's BEST restaurants;
i have a whole alphabet or reasons . . . oh the humanity, i grew up with fantastic food!!
Why can't i cook & how have i gotten away with it for so long?? I plan meals, i have all the ingredients, i have KitchenAid appliances & Le Crueset saucepans . . . it just goes wrong when heat is added & my easy going children eat what i put in front of them, bless their hearts. I am judged, not too harshly. They only get dessert once a month for their suffering too.
I can, however, enjoy a great cookbook immensely, i have wonderful resources & ideas.
For more "i'm grateful" posts this Saturday, check out Maxabella Loves. I know my husband will be reading this in Brisbane & he'll be 'grateful' too. I think cooking is sexy, my handsome soldier can cook anything, perfectly, yet another reason i love him. Have great weekends everyone, love Posie
PS don't forget to bid like crazy & buy up a zillion raffle tickets for the amazing handmade goodness here - check the master list, it's impressive!! I've got a handmade patchwork quilt auction & book, pencil roll, fabric raffle.