“Cream cheese, smoked salmon, lemon, onions, capers?”
“Delete capers. Run program.”
Kathy Reichs, Deadly Decisions
Cooking is on the menu this week. Well, you won’t learn much from my post, because the kitchen is more or less one of my least favourite places. I cook to eat. I eat to feed my body.
Okay, yes, I am a bit more civilised. I do get excited about some dishes, like mum’s cooking – I very much miss the German cuisine, but I crack up laughing when people ask me, why don’t I prepare it myself? They obviously don’t know that I can burn water. Honestly. When the fire alarm goes off in the house in the morning, the girls roll their eyes “mum’s burnt the toast again”.
I suppose if I’d really have to and had more time, let me rephrase that, if I’d make more time, I could certainly come up with something decent. I mean, this family here isn’t starving, we have great meals, but they’re basic. And thanks to who-ever invented the slow cooker – the love of my kitchen life! With this nifty little thing I do make a yummy stroganoff, chicken dish or I’ve even got to make some filled cabbage. Ohhhh yeahhh!
Tonette’s probably shaking her head, she’s the guru with the food, and you really have to come back Friday for her post … although I cannot wait what Jillian, Micki & Jeff have to offer about cooking.
See, I’m the youngest of three girls. The kitchen at home wouldn’t allow for more than three people in there. Seriously. It’s small !! Mum still lives there and when DH first came over to visit he was like ‘holy shit’ – or something more Aussie like. Anyway. I never got in there. They loved to cook so I left them. Fast forward quite a few years, I went to work in a little B & B in Scotland. Short on staff I was asked to boil some eggs – big disaster, because I couldn’t find the “egg-cooking-machine”. Well, needless to say I got kicked out of that kitchen as well.
So finally, to finish this post …. My favourite dishes …. Meals, I do get excited about: I can’t go past fajita or spaghetti. Love mum’s cooking: potato dumplings, sauerkraut, the German breakfast rolls and I’m sure there’s so many more …. I just don’t wanna think about it, because I’m actually getting hungry!
Tell me your favourite meal! Or wanna share a recipe I could try?