Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Miracle In the Kitchen

I want to share a miracle with you!! In my previous post I mentioned the Christmas dinner I prepared for my family. In the spirit of sharing and giving - I'll give you a little bit of background on this miracle.

As a child, I had a unique life. My father LOVED to dine in restaurants. My mother HATED to cook. What a great arrangement which kept everyone happy. We ate out - ALOT! Since my family seemed to be creatures of habit, our family dinner table 5 out of 7 nights a week (no joke) was Denny's restaurant. We had our own booth, knew the menu by heart and also the servers! On occasion, we would eat at other places and I enjoyed fine dining lessons and acquired a taste for Italian food from my father. But, I didn't have many opportunities to learn the fine art of cooking.

As a new bride - I brought along my skills of cooking which consisted of preparing spaghetti and hamburger helper. That was it! The rest was trial and error and mostly error!! To add to my already cautious cooking phobia, my mother in law is the absolute best cook (from scratch I may add) in the world and my only sister in law at that time was the second best! I would go to family dinners in awe of their culinary skills - then go home with their directions and still make a disaster of my meal.

But after nearly 20 years, and much more trial and error, I think that by God's grace, I am holding my own. My dear husband certainly needs to be rewarded for his patience and grace with my for so many years with so many experiments!

This year's Christmas dinner turned out great - Praise the Lord! The turkey was moist and tender and the dressing (from scratch!), was moist and seasoned. I'm planning to post some of these recipes on my cooking blog. The reason I'm sharing all this is to offer hope and encouragement in the kitchen. If I can do it...with the help of the Lord, anyone can.

3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I can relate! I do not cook much, but I have a great desire to learn. It is one of my goals this coming year to cook more at home, and spend less on eating out.

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  2. You just crack me up... I guess because I never thought of it like you do. I am so glad your dinner turned out great. It feels so good to know all of your hard work paid off. Yea for you!!!

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  3. I can't wait to see your new recipes! My husband has been patient as well! I didn't know how to cook much when we married either!

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