I love cooking. Surprise! Especially deserts but in general it’s something I enjoy.
Somewhere along the line this year though, I forgot that. Even Thanksgiving felt like a chore. For one, my kitchen is large but has a horrible layout. Space is wasted and there aren’t enough cupboards. And probably the biggest factor in my decline in cooking, no dishwasher. No dishwasher with a family of five. If all I did was keep house and plan meals this wouldn’t be an issue, but I’m an author, publisher, book marketer, and podcaster. Finding time to cook for my family is hard enough and clean up when you have to stop halfway through because your dish towel is soaked and you don’t wanna put away wet dishes makes it, rough.
Baby number three changes things…
I had a really good system down prior to my daughter being born. But she doesn’t like it when my attention is on anything but her making dishes first thing in the morning a struggle.
BUT I have a secret. Well, not anymore since I’m posting online for all to see. Anyway, we’re buying a house. And the kitchen is beautiful and comes complete with a dishwasher that isn’t me and I cannot wait.
This is where Julie&Julia comes in…
Are you wondering why I called this Julie & Julia yet? I never saw the movie. I’ve wanted to since I saw the trailers when it was in the theaters and I just never got to. Well, my friends, it’s on Netflix. And yesterday I had an awful day. Nothing went right and I was just in a miserable mood. So when the kids went to bed I sat down in front of the TV (Jocko would not be impressed by skipped workout) and enjoyed that movie more than I thought I would. It reminded me about my love of food and cooking. It reminded me how cooking for my family makes me feel. So I’m working on my own cooking challenge. Once we’re settled in our new house, I’ll get the specifics sorted and then I’m going to get reacquainted with an old friend.
What’s something that you love that you have lost as time went on? How do you plan to get it back?