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17 May 2010

A New Project....

...because I have too much spare time.   Just kidding!!

       I like to cook.  That's no secret.  I've found that when I don't cook I don't eat well.  When I don't eat well I don't feel well.  Duh!  While in grad school last summer I found it easiest to cook during the weekend and freeze part of the food in small portions to eat through the week.  It of course was supplemented with fresh fruits and veggies, sandwiches, and my love of peanut butter crackers.  

     In the last couple of months I have discovered a love (obsession) with fresh broccoli.  I have always liked it raw (with ranch, of course) but not cooked.  I think the raw love is from going to a farm as a child to pick broccoli and cauliflower.  I enjoy both raw.  That's the way school field trips should be.  But I digress.  In the last couple of months I decided to take a chance and cook some of the fresh broccoli in the fridge.  I LOVE it!!!  On Saturday my mom and I went to the Farmer's Market in Salisbury. (If you're in the area you should definitely check it out!  Great plants, fruits, veggies, local meat, eggs, cheeses, and baked goods)  The only thing I knew I wanted was ... You guessed it.... BROCCOLI!!  

     So this made me think (trouble).  I have an old 1967 copy of Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker.  I can't afford to cook through it...nor do I have the time.  But let's be honest...while I am aiming to be adventurous...there are definitely items in the book I will NOT be eating!!  My goal is to make at least ONE dish each week.  Some weeks will be more but my goal is a minimum of one.  I have already found many recipes that use items that are typically in my kitchen.  

    And so... I will be blogging about the experience.  I'll write about the dishes I fix, the tips that work, and my successes.  I will also write about the dishes I refuse to try, the tips that are unhelpful, and the ridiculousness that is described as "Easy Entertaining..."

    Please come back and visit... Join the journey... Join the fun....

Want an Update?!

Each day rushes by with amazing speed and my to do list seems to be at a standstill.  No matter how much I do the list seems to be getting longer rather than shorter.  Here's a LITTLE portion of my to do list...
  • order new gait belt
  • confirm loan details
  • get TB test / reading
  • send in TB test results
  • opening checking acct at new bank
  • unpack
  • clean out
  • organize yard sale stuff
  • yard sale ads
  • yard sale signs
  • YaRd SaLe!!! (Sat May 22)
  • pack
  • post flowers for sale
  • publicize current flowers for sale
  • study
  • find bathing suit for school
  • blah blah blah blah blah....
  • ...and on and on it goes...
This is what I do each day.  Tomorrow is a TB test, new bank account, and a ton of phone calls.  At some point in the next two weeks I'm hoping to see some friends before I go.... We'll see....

What does your week look like?