Welcome to the home of BIZZY people where cooking is fun, quick, easy and delicious. Over the years, my taste in food has changed, as have my recipes. This blog will chronicle the changes I continue to make, as I face challenges in healthier eating and in new methods of cooking.
Since, I have started blogging, I have practiced many new cooking methods and used new foods. I realize now that I wasn't really an accomplished cook for all those years since my first cooked meal. I was probably what my Mom was, as a cook, a safe cook, making the basics which hopefully were edible. I don't remember my mother baking but I was baking yeast breads from the beginning of our marriage ---- that is after I learned how to boil water.
I know that sounds strange but I knew nothing about cooking or baking or cleaning, for that matter. My husband introduced me to the washing machine. My mother must have thought she was making good choices when she did everything herself but I know better. I am the product of that bringing up and I know, I would have been a lot happier with more knowledge, when I married.
There is an upside though. Everything was new to me and it was exciting to accomplish anything whether it be boiling spaghetti (no mention of making a sauce or even buying anything better than a can of plain tomato sauce) or frying up a burger. My innocence was so complete that baking bread was no more challenging than making the spaghetti.
I took my basic cookbook (Good Housekeeping - I think) and chose a recipe and followed it. When it was a bread recipe, I happily kneaded the dough and followed all the instructions as I would have making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich . (Hey, I knew how to make those, before the marriage.)
What did this all come from? Spinach. I have made frozen spinach numerous times but I don't think, I have ever made fresh spinach until today. Believe it or not, this is an accomplishment, for me. I don't mean because it is difficult. It is not. Just because it is new to me. You just may see a lot of fresh spinach in my recipes, from now on.