Tuesday, August 13, 2013
To Cut An Onion
To Cut An Onion::::
How do you do it correctly?? And while I am at it, how do you brown chicken breast without burning it or under cooking it??? What do you serve in summer with the freshest veggies?? How do you sharpen a knife? How do you know it needs to be sharpened??
I am so tired if NOT knowing these simple cooking tricks. Please hold back your giggles if you are a home cook professional ...I AM NOT!!
I can cook. I actually can make a few things pretty good. But I am a cook who kinda panics when anyone I did not give birth to or vowed to love forever eats my food. What if they see that I actually sliced instead of diced?? I was supposed to cook the chicken on low heat but I was late to get started so I did what I always do...I CRANKED THE HEAT!!
What in the world is a swivel peeler? How do you hold the knife correctly??
The list goes on and on...but I am so ON IT!!
I am on my way to answering my own questions. It all started with that book..Dinner A LOVE STORY. I felt like I could really enjoy cooking and preparing to cook and planning to cook. I could actually LOVE it. I love these people so much and I have to cook anyway...I might as well LOVE them both at the same time.
So..I got here and I started making bread....
I am blessed with a family that has no diet restrictions. We are not anything free. It is amazing to hear the challenges families are faced with when they have so many restrictions. I started to feel guilty over fussing over cooking whatever I want for people who will eat almost anything I cook. What is my problem???
And to be honest I often felt like maybe we should be something free...just to try it. I am sure I can use some tweaking to make things more well rounded...but for the most part we eat ...pretty good.
Bread has been the gateway to me wanting to know so much more. Things are not as hard as they first seem. I began making bread using the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. IT. IS . AWESOME!!
Bread helps dinner go further. Food is expensive. By making bread almost every night I know everyone will eat something. They have to try what is served and then eat a small portion before the bread comes out.
My heart and mind right now is very focused on cooking...learning , practicing and enjoying....with my family, for my family.
I have so much more to share..and share I will. But right now the bread is done, pasta is cooked and meatballs are browned...dinner time!!