Saturday, December 27, 2008


I tell people I don't like to try new recipes because I cannot be sure that they will be worth sharing with others.  Tonight may have changed my mind.  I cooked with my sister and made 3 all new recipes for chicken, potatoes, and salad.  They were amazing, and definitely worth making again and sharing with others.  Next time you come over for lunch, don't be surprised if I ask you to help me put the meal together.  The cooking together, then sharing the meal, made these recipes, and this meal, even more special.  Cheers!  

Curious?  Go to ->cooking for real ->bistro night in  then enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's true...

I am my mother's child...I am planning a very late night of cooking and Christmas preparation.

I am also my father's child...I think it is critical that everything I make gets taste-tested for approval.

I don't think this the looming midnight hour is such a good time to have those traits exhibiting so strongly.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

more randomness

I was listening to an interview with an author today. He had written a novel about a father with 13 children. The host asked, "Do you think it is possible for a father to love all thirteen children equally?" The author, one of only two kids, said no. He thought the father could remember isolated accomplishments well enough to pretend to love his children equally, so they felt love, but not to actually love them equally.

I disagree. Though my father loves all 13 of his children differently, I think we are all equally loved. As in any relationship, there are seasons when that love is felt more deeply, but I know my dad (and my mom) love all of us.

It makes me sad to wonder how this author was loved, and whether the love from his parents was unconditional.