When you know you have done well.

I am not the best cook, and I freely admit it. For the first 10 years of our relationship my husband did about 95% of the cooking because I was horrible at it and by the time that I got home from work it was dinner time. If it came out of a box or with detailed instructions, I could usually do alright but that was about it. The running joke was: Oh boy it is Mom’s turn to cook so we will be getting pizza or take out. My husband could grab something out of the fridge and whip something great up with no recipe or directions.

But in the last 10 months or so that I have been home full time, I have gotten much better. Now, I think that it is mostly due to the fact that I have the time to find recipes that I like and that I have the confidence to actually do it.

My first major success is when my husband found a breadmaker at a garage sale. I thought this can’t be that hard.. you just  put all the ingredients in and push the button. No problem and it would be so nice to have fresh rolls and bread with dinners. So I make my first batch of rolls ever and get them all baked.  I set them on the counter to cool as I get the second batch in the oven. (I have a large family so I almost always double everything) and when I get back I notice that the pan is empty and all of my family have this innocent look on their face.  Apparently my husband decided to test one.  Then, of course, everyone had to test one. I was so happy that they turned out good enough to that I had to make more. That just increased my desire to cook more.

Now when I decide to try something new in the kitchen the family usually changes their plans so that everyone is home at dinner time. You know you have the good life when your family asks for a repeat appearance of a dinner you tried for the first time. I will be posting about some great successes that I have had so that you may try it with your family if you want. Of course if there is something specific you would like to see let me know. I have a great group of testers here!!!

 

 

Reorganizing while adding more contributors, categories and fun!

I have decided that I cannot write enough about caregiving to maintain a blog about just thought.  Life is caregiving in itself.  You care for others, your home, your garden and many other things.

So, we are going to add several new post segments.  We will blog about plants, pets, household tips, essential oils, subjects dear to the world of veterans and their families and probably many thing we haven’t thought of.

This will be a multigenerational blog now with a mother and daughter posting at different times.

There are so many things going on in the world that you never know where this will take us.

Come along on our journey!