I'm finally and officially back from winter break and oh how I have missed blogging over the holidays! I enjoy our relationships so much and I can not wait to get back into blogging full-force.
Wonder what I've been doing while I was gone... and while my kids took over my computer!?
I've been reading cookbooks. Cooking must be some sort of latent hobby of mine, I guess. Not something I pursue much, but I do enjoying reading a good, well illustrated cookbook! It started quite randomly at one of our dearly-loved trips to the Library. I grabbed a cookbook off of the "new adult" display on the kids floor because it looked good and had the word "fresh" in it's title - you've got to love a nice fresh meal! LOVED the cookbook. I've already made two things from it and used their method for making soup to make a creamy chicken soup which was a great success. You can get the recipe for that on my Facebook page by clicking here.
So the next week when we were at the Library I had the kids trudge downstairs to the adult section and snapped up a few cookbooks. One that I really love called "the Family Kitchen" which inspired me to let my kids help me in the kitchen more often. Each of my four kids (ages 9 to 3) helped me prepare a meal this week and it really was a joy. From my five year old unwrapping slices of cheese and laying out stacks of bread for grilled cheese sandwiches to letting my nine year old flip a pancake and help me make my husband's "world famous" birthday fudge that I've made every year for the past nine years. It is a wonderful feeling to be passing on some of the kitchen wisdom from my mother (and grandmother) to my kids.
What have you been doing over the break?