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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cookin Up A Storm

So before I was married and was living the single ready to mingle lifestyle food was not really something I thought about.  On more than one occasion I would eat whatever random item was in my fridge or cabinet... a piece of pita, a spoonful of peanut butter, some random frozen veggies, a box of mac and cheese etc...  Back then it was no big deal and meals were probably the least important aspect of my life.  Thank goodness for the occasional date to give me a well rounded and balanced meal on occasion (with a glass of wine of course).  

Now, however, meals are the one most important aspect of the day and I've found that my life now pretty much revolves around food.  Breastfeeding obviously, but also all the other foods.  All of the sudden, when I got married and had a kid it's like "oh my God, I've got to feed my family well balanced and gourmet meals".  OK, I don't always get it right but we are trying.  For example, the other day I cooked up a delicious Korean dish but added too much pepper.   Boooo!  I hate it when I go through all that trouble and it doesn't turn out as planned.  But alas, I've got about a billion more meals left to cook and so there is definitely time to improve.   Somethings turn out right though...

Berry crisp with blueberries, raspberries and a delicious crunchy buttery topping.  Yum Yum Yum.  I served it with Haagen Dazs creamy velvety vanilla ice cream.  Do I need to say Yum Yum Yum again?  BTW, this only takes 5 mins of prep work and about 40 mins to cook up.  OMG, we have a winner.

I live in the south, so you'd think I had a background in some southern cooking.  Not so.  My mum is from the north, so her version of veggies never included ham hocks or bacon. But I'm southern and proud of it, damn it.  So for the first time ever!  I cooked up some collards.  Did um right with some bacon, but I did drain out the fat in an attempt to be slightly :)  healthy.  They turned out ridiculous.  Good, I mean.  Bacon and butter make everything like 1000 times better.  Right?

P.S.  Sorry for the crappy pic quality.  We actually do have a good camera, but I'm just too spaztic to find it when I'm in the middle of daily life.  Will this get better?  I hope.

Love, Edamummy

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