Nor am I very gifted at putting things together of my own concoction. I will open my fridge and my pantry and declare nothing to eat.
But there are people like my mom, or my brother-in-law, who could step up behind me, give me a thwump on the head, push me aside and voila...an AbFab gourmet meal.
How do they do that? I didn't even know I had half the things they found to work with.
I know it's my own fault. Ratatouille says it well "Anyone can cook!"I guess I should have tried to look past the potato peeling and chicken deboning when I was younger and gleaned more from my mother. A wonderful cook.
And I'm sure people are sick of hearing me say that I don't like to cook. I actually WANT to cook for my family. I wish I loved it! So just do it already, right!?
So I have been trying. I've been sucking it up, bucking up, praying, taking notes from my friends and my mother and just trying to get myself to be a better cook. I think it's working. I think God is doing something in me. I sometimes go backwards though and find I serve not enough protein or a boxed meal too often or complainy heart. But I bounce back up after a while. Usually the thought of my poor family wilting and turning a funky color from too many chemicals snaps me back in to shape!
I get better with every year I've been married. It's becoming more and more natural. And in my attempt to eat healthfully and provide good nutritious food for my growing family, I've been doing more research and coming across delicious things to eat. Plus, I would like all of my daughters to grow up with a love for cooking.
So I'm trying.
If you're looking for yummy recipes, you won't find too many here. But I'll throw in some tasty treats that we find ourselves enjoying now and then. I recommend SV and TB who have recently posted oh so good sounding dishes. It was TB who reminded m of this recipe when she recently posted about 2 tiny kittens she's fostering named Tater and Tot.
Here is a recipe for Tater-tot Casserole. I love casseroles. They're so warm and filling.
1 lb. ground chicken (or turkey or beef)
1 bag of tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can of evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 350
Brown meat, drain and cover bottom of 9x13 inch pan.
Lay tater tots evenly over top of the turkey.
Combine cream of chicken, cream of mushroom and evaporated milk, mix, then pour over top of the tater tots.
Bake for one hour.
It's easy to make and good tasting. If you like Tater-tots. Which I really do. But that's a secret not everyone knows. Until now.