Cooking. I love cooking.
I love distractions when I am facing personal struggles in life. Even more so I love taking a negative thought and turning it into something different, something worth using my energy towards.
By no means am I a chef, nor do I consider myself an outstanding cook, but I love taking random ingredients and creating something delicious. I get a lot of pleasure from making a meal and having someone enjoy it with me.
My heart flutters when I cook for someone and I get to watch their eyes get bigger and say those magic words, “wow, this is sooooo good!”
Here are some pictures I have taken lately while dorking around in the kitchen to take my mind off of current stress.
I was pretty proud of this breakfast I put together with random leftovers. I had roasted butternut squash a couple nights previous and had what seemed to be 1/4 of six vegetables in the fridge. I also had some extra chorizo from a scramble, and tortillas from steak fajita night. With their powers combined… wah-lah, I mad what my boyfriend said was something you’d pay $17 for at a hipster restaurant downtown.
Unfortunately my mom is dealing with cancer, her food cravings are constantly up and down, if she has any appetite at all. I had a itch to bake and thought I’d try making a recipe of her’s that we all loved, and hopefully she would enjoy. These were a success but unfortunately she didn’t have a sweet tooth. My little brother and I devoured most of them and delivered some to my grandpa as well.
My mother had been craving corn, so I tried some new recipes to accompany it. I also made some frozen margaritas from scratch, my mother loves virgin margaritas (of course MINE had tequila 😉 ) Turns out with even six years of bartending experience, but not much experience with a blender, I’m a horrendous frozen margarita maker.
I usually skip breakfast, but I love cooking in the morning for others while enjoying my coffee. I again had a random assortment of ingredients and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I sauted all the veggies with a little bit of sausage meat, laid it over some arugula aside some eggs and it was pretty good. The watermelon was a pleasant surprise from my roommate who had just offered some after she had finished a watermelon salad.
Ew, what is this gunky goop?! Cannabis. I tried to make weed brownies the other day for a friend. VERY time consuming and will make the entire house smell like Bonnaroo. Very interesting process though and I accomplished the task… next time I would use less well ya know, “green stuff”. It’s still wild to me that it is legal to buy marijuana in WA state.
To wrap this up some things I must mention…
I love grilled onions, on everything.
I could eat avocado with salt straight with a spoon, everyday.
Toast with raspberry jam is almost better than se…
I need coffee, everyday.