I have a love/hate relationship with food, during most of the year I struggle with getting food out and the utter boredom that comes along with what I term 'grind cooking', because I am grinding out dinners in an effort to get something on the table.
The last few weeks I have gone through 11 pounds if flour with all the baking I have been doing. I have made 6 pies, 1 peach/pear torte, mixed fruit galette and 2 loaves if banana bread.
(Today when I got up and looked in the mirror I noticed a transformation ~ I now resemble the dough girl)
I really envy Europeans their connection to their food, its almost a love affair. Food doesn't have to be exotic either, it could be simple, such as fruit & cheese.
Most Europeans do daily marketing and purchase food in smaller amounts, which translates into fresh good food. I think North Americans have bought into the once a week, mass produced prepackaged type of grocery shopping. It's almost as if we have lost our connection to good simple food all in the name of convenience. I think in my house things are going to change and I am going to put a little more thought into dinners for the rest of the year, I am tired of spaghetti Thursday.
It has taken me many years to get comfortable in my kitchen and lots of trial and error on my part. I also give my hub props for eating some of my culinary offerings. Early on in our marriage I attempted lasagna and let's just say we dubbed the finished product 'bricksagna' we ended up going out for dinner. My things have changed!