There is currently a blogfeast blogfest going on! And the timing couldn't be better, as I am currently experimenting with cooking for the first time. Around 500 words or less, about food in some way. Could life get any better than this! Also, as I have been struggling to write about my kitchen-time, this could work!
|My first dinner! Caribbean Chicken|
This has been an interesting journey. As you know (since I published Gym Germs), I am a bit of a germaphobe. And raw meat is OHMYGAWDDISGUSTING. But I have a box of sugical gloves. And yes, I wear them when touching raw meat. Because raw meat is OHMYGAWDDISGUSTING.
|Notice the surgical gloves?|
My grandma makes homemade jelly. It is delicious! I crave, I mean crave her blueberry-rhubarb jelly so much that just typing those words right now made my mouth water. There is nothing better in my world that this jelly with peanut butter, butter, or just bread. Even just on a spoon, really. It's that good.
Recently, my parents' stockpiles dried up. They ran out of said jelly. I was devastated.
Off to the grocery I went. (How did I know I wouldn't find it there?) I have never bought a jar of jelly in my life, I didn't even know where the jelly was! I had to wander up and down isles. Once I found it, I stood in front of the mass jelly jar collection for at least ten minutes. (I probably looked a bit foolish.) I didn't know what to do, which one to pick, what the brand differences were. I examined prices, to see if maybe there would be an obvious difference, surely leading me to the best jelly available. No help.
I left with no jelly.
I went to the health food store, hoping for something, anything, that would resemble homemade.
|Jelly! From MY kitchen!|
Suddenly, I have the vision of enterprise in my head. I will sell my amazing jelly! I will market it and be as famous as Smuckers (the brand I saw the most of in the store)! I shall call it Blissful Jam and it will be an instant hit. I designed a logo and a sticker on the computer and printed them out on stickers to put on the jars of my amazing jelly. Meanwhile, I hadn't even started making it yet...)
|My first PBJ!|
I made it. It was good.
Little runny, but good.
|Jessica's son getting the mailed jelly.|
The feedback I got was that my jelly is good. My grandma even used the words, "GREAT JOB!" I am encouraged by this. I continue to cook meals. I have been collecting recipes from friends and have several adventures to take on. If you have a recipe that you particularly like, please send it over.
Also, I have made a roast, some homemade soup, a chicken rub, and a chicken-spinach thing. Also, I am learning to make small things, like bbq chicken. Cooking nutritionally is fun and a learning process.
My next adventure is scones. :)