25 Jan


So last night I was listening to music (Alabama Shakes), drinking a glass of wine (pinot) and MAKING DINNER all by myself! I had an AH-HA moment and I thought- oh my God you’re making dinner all by yourself and you are actually enjoying yourself! I was moving around the kitchen with ease. I was handling raw chicken like it was no big deal. I was grilling veggies like I had been doing it forever and it made me smile. Such a very teeny tiny step for mankind but such a huge step for me and I felt proud. I saw my progress- I can cook now. I can actually cook now. When Brian walked in the door and saw the scene he smiled and hugged me…I think he’s proud too and probably SO thrilled he doesn’t have to cook all our meals anymore.

By the way, this doesn’t mean I wont continue learning recipes from fellow epicureans  (Keep them coming! Tomorrow’s cooking post with Erin from Well In LA is going to be great!) It just means that I saw a difference in myself and I liked it.

Ok I am off to put the finishing touches on my book proposal and volunteer at PATH- that’s a pretty good Wednesday if you ask me! Below is the song that I was jamming to while cooking last night by the Alabama Shakes. I love them…they are so lively and I love her voice.


6 Responses to “164”

  1. onepartgypsy.com January 25, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    What a good feeling! All of it!! xoxox

  2. tourist in my town January 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    that salad looks delicious.

  3. plantpatience January 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    This post just made me smile. There is such joy in being competent in a kitchen!

  4. Chantal January 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    So proud of you! Keep up the good work, and I hope to see you, “moving with ease” in the kitchen very soon.

    • katemcclafferty January 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      Thank you Chantal!!! Maybe when we visit you I can whip up a meal for us! 🙂


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