Can I get a high five please! I mean it! Thanks husband! I said I was going to do it and I did it! I made a great easy meal, took pictures of it and then posted. Check, Check and Check! You see my husband has been putting this little bug in my ear to post on my blog the meals I make for us to eat. Well, I’ve been hesitating because really guys I’m not at all skilled in anything kitchen and furthermore I don’t know much about making anything outside of pasta, grilled chicken, oh and pancakes. Yes pancakes! My childhood! Mom, you made pancakes and still do make pancakes like nobody’s business! Thank you for that!
So, I have decided that I would post one recipe a week and document my progress in the kitchen. I used to blame the kitchen. It’s not equipped properly, there’s not enough storage (please, I can hardly reach the top EMPTY shelves-there’s space), the burners are old (they are, the over the counter stove is completely original to our 1970s home-but they work perfectly) and whatever else comes to mind. Not rational-I know. So I’ve vowed to give it a go and take pride in feeding my family home cooked meals that make them feel happy and proud of their mama bear who is holdin’ down the fort.
I think my biggest reason for the excuses was because I genuinely didn’t know how to prepare a meal and I was too proud or nervous to try. I would literally get anxiety thinking about that responsibility. Guys the kitchen was foreign to me and I didn’t want to let anybody down. My husband knew this. He did. He noticed that I would get anxious. He never pinned it on me or picked on me for being weak. Just like a gentlemen would do, he put on his apron as well and tagged along side me. We started working our way around the kitchen together. He was/is always comfortable and he is slowly making me feel comfortable as well, especially when the music is on.
On my bookshelf close the kitchen, I have a good variety of cookbooks that were either given to me or I purchased throughout the years. Really, I think I was purchasing the awesome picture on the front cover of these books. It just looked good and I love good food. I guess I was thinking that one day I would cook these meals. So, as I was thinking about a meal for my family, I looked at this cookbook that had been sitting on a stand above my microwave for about a year and it said something like easy recipes for busy people. What a revelation for me and I am ashamed to admit that we have owned this book for quite some time now. What!? I know. So, as I looked through this cookbook one specific recipe jumped out at me which was Spaghetti & Cream Cheese Sauce and I knew I had to make it. Can I say yumooooooooo! It was incredibly tasty and not lacking in neither spice or flavor. I believe my husband gave me a sign he liked it by gesturing as if he was hitting a baseball out the park. The man even got up for seconds. I’ll take it! This meal was so simple to make and it was a pretty good amount of food. If you already make good Spaghetti the cream cheese will just up the flavor and who doesn’t like flavorful food 🙂 When I look at this picture of my daughter it just makes me so happy because she just loved the meal. Totally kid approved. We had enough for lunch the following day and she finished her plate then as well. Yup she liked mom’s cooking. Now if that is not reason enough for me to get out there and learn to cook good meals for my family and I don’t know what will do it because she inspires me every day to do things well, do things better and to do things right. Motherhood I tell you. You rise above and beyond all your narrow expectations and self given limitations. It’s bliss. It’s a mindset. It’s a privilege.
Let’s make this bad boy!