Unlikely Martha

Hey Good Lookin’….Whatcha Got Cookin’

Umm yeah…about that. To be completely and totally honest with you, cooking is NOT my thing. I have never been a fan of the kitchen, grocery shopping, washing dishes or anything remotely involved with being in the kitchen other than grabbing a cookie or something to drink. I don’t particularly like food in that manner, if I didn’t need to eat to survive or make milk for my baby I probably wouldn’t. However, eating is a necessity not only for me but for the Mr. and my babies so I do what I can and stick to the basics, and quite frankly I am getting real tired of the basics.

Ironically my mother was an awesome cook. My friends would look forward to coming over after school or before football games on Friday nights to get something yummy to eat, and she never disappointed. Chili, spaghetti, fried chicken there was always something different and I never appreciated it until she passed away. Lucky for us, along with an awesome legacy she also left notebooks full of recipes that she collected while she was here.

I have been thinking about her alot lately and in her honor I have decided to put her hardwork to use by trying at least one recipe a week (heaven help me). To kick off my efforts next week is officially named “New Eats Week”. All of my recipes for next week have to be selected by Friday, in time for my weekly trip to the grocery store. I am sure I will need to get spices and a few new condiments, two things which have deterred me in the past but not anymore. I am putting on my apron and taking a go at it. Don’t worry you will get all of the commentary along with pictures next week!
  About as deep as my spice game gets

Great..even the baby thinks me being in the kitchen is a joke!

More than enough recipes to choose from

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    August 25, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Sounds like a great plan! My mother is also a great cook but she didn't write down any of her recipes. I like the IDEA of cooking but haven't really created a set schedule to achieve it. I look forward to reading about your experiences!

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    August 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    What a lovely blog you have a beautiful family. Good luck on your cooking adventure. I'm a passable cook and only like it in spurts, trying new things when I get inspired but the daily "whats for dinner?" question I dread.

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    August 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Your baby is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

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    Help! Mama Remote...
    August 27, 2010 at 6:17 am

    That's a great way to give tribute to your mom and introduce some of her foods to your family. I cook because I have to but I do enjoy getting creative in the kitchen & trying new things. Your baby is so adorable!

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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    August 31, 2010 at 4:12 am

    What a great way to honor your mom and she sure left you will an arsenal of knowledge! Great example you are setting for your sweet little one. I love that she's watching you in the kitchen. In due time, she will be asking you to help!

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