I have recently found the joy in cooking. It is counted as part of my “alone-time” during the day. That may sound sad to some, but I work during the school hours, then the taxi-portion of my day starts the minute the kids get home from school and then . . . . a little peace. Whoever said that I would have more time when I went part-time was crazy (wait, that might have been the little voice in my head – I just can’t remember)!
When we get home from piano lessons, basketball practice, soccer practice or Key club, or (you get the idea), everyone goes off to their happy places: my 14-yr old daughter is in the basement, my 17-yr-old daughter is studying or reading in her room and my 11-yr old son is watching tv in our room or playing outside (weather permitting). During this “Happy Hour” of sorts, I am in the kitchen preparing dinner. Then, just as I am setting the table, my husband walks through the door (most nights) and my kids crawl out from their hiding places and we all eat together! It is really an amazing thing – we reconnect at the dinner table. Ah, the power of food 🙂
Also, please check out my other blog, Suburban Foodie. I started this baby about 5 months ago to share my cooking trials and triumphs.
Here are my “Go To” cookbooks for the moment:
Eating Local (Sur La Table)