Sunday, March 15, 2009

Welcome to the World

You know that old cliche about how you either eat to live or live to eat? Well, I think I live to cook. Don't get me wrong, I'll happily chow down on something you made, too. But all the while I'll be thinking about how I can shamelessly rip it off, what I might have do differently. Depending on who you are, I might also be composing snarky little missives in my head which I will one day post on a blog (I think I just nixed any future dinner party invitations with that little one). I have a perfectly healthy obsession with Food Network. I read and re-read cookbooks--but I don't follow recipes. Cooking is a hobby and a way of living for me.

I'm also a first time mom, a wife, and a full time counselor. So while I love to cook, and delight in new ingredients and techniques, there's a definate part of me that wonders why dinner has to come so inconveniently every single night! I'm fortunate to have an understanding husband with an adventurous palate and a love of cooking as well. When we were first married, we cooked together a lot. Now we are more likely to take turns, as our baby girl has strong feelings about her own dinner, her playmates (read: parents) and cuddle priorities. Sometimes she'll sit in her exersaucer and watch mommy and daddy cook, but it's a work in progress.

So why am I blogging, when I so clearly have very little free time and a pile of undone laundry? That's simple, gentle reader. I have this wonderful BA in English (magna cum laude)just languishing away on the shelf, I'm a compulsive communicator, I type absurdly fast and, like most cooks, am enamored with the culinary genious dripping from my ears and pooling under the kitchen table.

SO... here I am, world. I'm rolling up my sleeves and preheating my oven. I don't know exactly what this will be, but only that it will be. We'll take it a step at a time and figure it out as we go along. Feel free to comment, you fabulous people you, because I like to know there's someone out there. For tonight, that's all; be well and I will be back soon.


  1. So... What DID we have for dinner last night?


  2. Have you considered that your nom de plume's initials are MF?

  3. For dinner, darling, we had fantastic tuna steaks seared with a jerk seasoning, oven roasted asparagus and twice baked purple potatoes. :o) As well you know. And it kicked ass.

  4. and no, I hadn't considered that... hmmm... subliminally, I wonder what that says about me?