I WAS NOT A COOK!
(key word: WAS)
So much that when Maverick asked my dad if he could marry me, my dads first response was,
"You know she can't cook right?" HA!
The kitchen and I didnt have a relationship seeing as I burned everything that I attempted to make.
I always had the mindset of 'my poor kids will not know what a genuine home cooked meal taste like'.
Enter my new HOMEMAKER title.
(Im sooo sorry! Blog post about being a stay-at-home mom will be a frequent topic for a while.)
I am now proud to say that my family has a home cooked meal for the majority of the time.
I do have my 'lazy' moments where I would go back to my old ways and succumbed to serving $5 Papa Johns Pizzas instead. But I honestly dont feel good after it.
It could be the whole pregnancy thing, but I just feel icky after eating fast food.
But, I guess thats a good thing. Since I now demand that we have a frequent stock of fruits, veggies, meat and other ingredients in our fridge and pantry.
Oh, my mother would be sooooo proud!
Here are some of the big hits that ive cooked recently. Not my pictures since I was so hungry to stop and take a pic. hehe! But they all tasted pretty good. And I know I've done a good job when the toddler and the picky eater husband goes back for seconds.
|Potato and corn chowder with bacon.|
|Cabbage beef casserole|
|Chicken pasta bake|
|Lemon and rosemary chicken bake|
|Kumara (sweet potato) soup|
|Cream of broccoli soup|
|Spinach pasta with asparagus|
|Stir fry with my own teriyaki sauce|
Although, I am not IN LOVE with cooking, its not such a chore to do anymore.
And it makes me feel good inside and accomplished knowing what was exactly in the food that we are eating. We even had organic ingredients since my mother-in-law has a huge garden with all sort of fruits and veggies.