Kickin’ in the Kitchen

Recently, a girl commented to me that she felt bad for her future husband because she didn’t like cooking.

haha πŸ˜€

I thought back to the days before I was married (only 3 years ago) and realized I was in the same predicament then too. I really detested cooking. Now, I loved to bake. Cookies, breads, brownies (especially brownies). πŸ™‚ But cooking? bleaaahhhh…nothankyou.

I remember my mom and I standing over the sink. She was teaching me how to take apart a whole raw chicken. Yuck. (Although I am, of course, thankful for a mom who took time to teach me things like that!!)

And I also remember being in college…dreading the thought of me becoming an old, boring married woman who only got excited about casseroles and potluck suppers.

Those days morphed into me – being a new wife, making interesting casseroles (some were winners; others were losers; all were made in LARGE portions. read: enough for several small armies.) It was an … interesting? … trying? … memorable? … well, it was a time anyway, no matter what word you use to describe that time.

Somewhere along the line, I really didn’t like cooking. I really started disliking my method of cooking and the recipes (or lack thereof) I was using.

I couldn’t really think what the problem was – except that I wasn’t a very good cook.

Fast forward 3 years……………

I enjoy cooking. Most days, at least.

What happened during that time? How did I go from making horrid meals that sat in our fridge for days (on the minimal side of things) until we actually threw them out to making things we like? (at least most of the time…heehee…gotta have lots of room for error in my household) πŸ˜‰

That’s the subject for this next week. The week after Mother’s Day.

Because, if you’re like me, you do most of the cooking in your family.

And if you’re like me, sometimes you get kinda stuck. Need some inspiration. Need to add a little sweetness to the mundane ritual of “food preparation.”

So I hope you will join next week as we look into how to get things Kickin’ in the Kitchen! On the last day (next Friday) I’d love for you to link up to one of your fave recipes in the comments section.


So get that recipe ready! And get your taste buds ready too! Looking forward to this journey with you! πŸ™‚

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  1. Mary @ says:

    Can’t wait to join in this cookin’ week – like you, in the past I’ve been less than enthusiastic about cooking. This sounds like so much fun, and I can’t wait to find new recipes from others. Thanks for doing this for us!

    Redo 101

  2. Sayrah says:

    Yea, sounds fun! I look forward to funny stories and more good recipes. Great idea!

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