I just opened another email about food, and I have had it! Why are all of these beautiful dishes designed for master cooks? Shaved asparagus salad – really?!
I love asparagus but NEVER thought of shaving it. I didn’t know it was that hairy. Are they just talking about a trim or remove the entire beard – and where is it?
Seriously, who has the time, techniques, and of course, tools to make all this stuff? If I can’t put it all together in one bowl and in less than thirty minutes, it ain’t gonna happen!
I don’t mind cooking or baking; I just don’t like to spend a ton of time on it. My sister, on the other hand, finds it her perfect hobby. Now, I don’t envy her or her hobby; but why am I always the taste tester? No wonder I can’t lose any weight. I will do great all week, and then she turns into a bake-a-holic on the weekend, and all I just lost comes back to visit – grr!
I love Martha Stewart’s stuff, and I know that once-upon-a-time in her life, she was a fabulous cook. That is how she became who she is and KUDOS to her for it. I, however, do not have that passion. I am thrilled with myself when I can make pizza pockets with my sandwich maker:
- layout already made bread,
- fill it with something,
- put the top piece on,
- close the lid and ta-da, sandwich!
That is my gourmet cooking ability. I like to make homemade fudge and angel food candy at Christmas. I also have an excellent recipe for homemade granola, and ratatouille and that is about it. Everything else better be a mix, can, or noodle dish, or it won’t get done. I have begone experimenting with slow cookers and insta-pots. So far, so good. I like the idea of just throwing it all into one pot, turn it on, and let it go. No muss, no fuss!
So, here’s to the not-so-great cooks out there that agree with me. I love to eat. I just hate to mess with it. Oh, and my most favorite way to get my food is fresh from our gardens. Nothing better than pulling a fresh tomato or cuc right from the vine and munching – yum!
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