Saturday, November 26, 2011

thankful 12

The ability to cook, and enjoy doing it, most days. There are days it would be nice to get take out, but I live in an area where there is no delivery. But you get my meaning. I am a self taught cook. I'm not bragging, but I am. It's something I have worked very hard to accomplish and to do well for not only me but my family. I've had some whoopers too, and I'll be the first to admit to that! Much like my fried zucchini... And not to mention various other cooking catastrophes, oh the horrors, and I still set off my smoke alarm from time to time. But I do enjoy cooking and learning to make new things and expanding our palates. Sometimes it's good and other times I throw the recipe in the trash. I want my kiddos to enjoy eating and enjoy eating foods they have never tasted before. I get bored cooking all the same things and that is why I am always looking to try new things, and have found some wonderful things on blogs that I follow, and stop by and visit from time to time. Not just cooking, but cooking from scratch, which seems to be a lost art, along with knowing what is IN  the foods we eat and where and how it's grown and raised. I think people are so disconnected from their food. Kinda scary actually to eat mystery meat, eewww, like fast food... I'll leave it at that!
Have a great day all!


  1. Amen sister to every word you said!! :)

  2. Somehow, the food industry has managed to make most people accept mediocraty on their plates. I was shocked to make my traditional asparagus casserole for Thanksgiving and find it had no flavor. The asparagus was a name brand but almost tasteless. The cheese crackers were greasy and what little flavor they had was artificial. The mushroom soup was the same brand I've used for 40+ years and it didn't even resemble what I used to use. My casserole didn't belong on the same table with my homegrown heritage turkey, squash, potatoes and vibrant gravy. The vote was to not have it again.
    I hope the upsurge in home gardening and farmettes will cause a revolution in food consumption. After all, if the flavor is so dilute in what passes for food, how much nutrition can it hold?

  3. doglady- what a bummer about a family food tradition. I would say after your description it wouldn't compare with all that other yummy food on your table. On a side note have you tried Amy's Organic Cream of Mushroom soup?! I love it! I just with she had more cream soups. Maybe I should figure out how to make my own...
    I hope homegrown foods continue to grow as well and people wake up to what they are eating.

    Candy C.- Thank you!