“They had me at Fresh” Part II

I finally came clean about my passive relationship with the kitchen and how that all changed back in September. 

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Looking back, here’s a few things I discovered after only one month of pre-planned meals:

  • I REALLY am a messy cook .
  • My fridge is  chuck-full of fresh, unspoiled vegetables, herbs and fruits for the first time in… EVER.
  • Electric burners really do have more than two settings {HIGH and LOW}.
    Who knew cooking over MEDIUM  heat would do wonders in saving my food AND pans.
  • I can make food fly.
  • I can still burn a decent sauce even over medium heat .
  • I can MAKE a decent sauce.
  • That REALLY BIG knife in the block {that I rarely used} is NOT just for psychopaths in horror flicks – it’s FREAKIN’ AWESOME! 6219079574_2174961493_z
  • I ♥ kitchen gadgets
  • Fennel!
  • For the first time in my life, I have made dressings, lasagna, chicken dumpling soup, beef stew and alfredo sauce - from scratch.
  • COOKING FROM SCRATCH – GET OUT!
  • I still don’t like brussel sprouts, period.
  • On any given evening my kitchen is an even balance of Ratatouille
    tasting fireworks
  • and Julie & Julie
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  • I want NEED more BIG, sharp knives! Bwahaha!!
  • How have I lived without a salad spinner this long? 
  • Apparently three sets of measuring spoons are not enough for me. 
  • blanching – who knew?! I love fresh meat and fish wrapped in brown paper
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  • I have  never chopped so many onions in all my life.
  • I make soup from scratch!
  • Okay, maybe I like brussel sprouts – a little bit –  roasted in the oven with Sea Salt and Olive Oil.
    I know I like how they come on a stalk...
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  • And Above All – I REALLY need an apron before I ruin all my clothes!! (told ya I was messy)

 

Seriously though, we are eating better, fresher less processed foods and Harrison tries everything put in front of him.

That’s what really counts in the end.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

You TOTALLY had me... until you mentioned brussel sprouts! ;)

I am a few years ahead of you on this kitchen epiphany and I can tell you that the more you cook and get comfortable in the kitchen the less messy you become. Truly. I used to destroy my kitchen in the cooking process. Now there is a workflow that includes cleaning as I go.

Miracle!

Love this post and love that you are experiencing all this kitchen joy!

Golightly said...

Ha-Ha!! I totally get it, Michelle! I SWORE I would NEVER eat brussel sprouts; but it's true, these aren't my mother's brussel sprouts. (and I don't think I'll be buying frozen anytime soon...).

Stacy said...

Well, I am going to really really try to get a tutorial together for sewing an apron, so maybe you need to add that to your project list. ;) Mine has saved my clothes, I tell ya. :)

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