Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What’s on the Menu??

Oh how I love to cook!

When I was a young girl, I would watch cooking shows on PBS. They mostly came on during the weekend and some of my favorites were shows like:

  • Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan
  • The Galloping Gourmet with Graham Kerr
  • The French Chef with Julia Childs
  • Cooking with Jacques Pepin
  • Great Chefs

These cooking shows were on TV before the cooking network was on cable. Well, it could have been on cable, but we didn’t have cable, so I wouldn’t know. Anyway..the whole point is, I would watch these shows and dream of becoming a chef. I took cooking classes in high school as an elective. I learned basic tecqniques that have stayed with me for the last 20 years. I enjoyed cooking for my Mom and anticipated cooking with my Dad. He and I share a love of cookbooks and talking about food; eating and preparing it.
When I grew up and married, I didn’t stop loving to cook. When Jon and I had babies, it was easy to keep making new dishes and experimenting. It was when they got older and more vocal about their food preferences that I began to dread dinner time. For about 3 years, we were limited to a very short list of foods that everyone would eat. I thought I would never enjoy cooking again. I really thought the love, excitement, and joy of preparing a meal was lost. Now that the kids are older and are expanding their palates I feel that twinge of excitement and flutter of happiness when I think about what great meal I can make for my family.

Here I will post my weekly menu plans, recipes I come across, and pictures of my creations! Stay tuned, it’ll be delicious!!

1 comment
  • I really like your new look! I think I’m a party in a box too, or at least my friends expect me to be. Your soup sounded yum for a first course at Thanksgiving. Course when I cook, the first time is great but never the same after that. Debbie