Monday, January 11, 2010

Confessions of a Closet chef-a-holic

I have a confession, a guilty pleasure.

I love the Food Network,

I love Ina Garten (the barefoot contessa). She is my Julia Child.

Now mind you, I don't like to cook or rather I am really bad at it, but I love to watch someone that knows what they are doing in the kitchen. Now that is truly a beautiful thing.

Today I learned how to make date bread with orange cream cheese spread and homemade orange marmalade.

I also am a fan of Alton Brown (good eats). Now this man knows everything there is to know about food, cooking, science, entertainment. Then there is Bobbie Flay and Tyler Florence also very fabulous cooks with great recipes. Man...there is just something about a man that can cook, it almost sends me over the top. That is why I love it when Mr Darcy mans the BBQ grill.

Watching these skilled chefs makes me almost giddy with the thought of bringing wonderful, tasty, beautiful creations of love for my family.

But alas, my thought process is as far as that goes. Wouldn't life be wonderful if the pictures in your head became your reality without any work or effort. Okay, okay.. before I start getting comments about the effort being the thing that brings joy to the experience...let me say this. I know...I know, I really do, but a girl can dream can't she.


Momza said...

We like those shows in our house too...I've actually learned alot collectively from all of them. It gives me confidence to try new things and I can totally get into that!
Bake on, Sister, Bake on!

Little GrumpyAngel said...

I don't like cooking, but I like eating :-) My joy is in partaking not the experience of creating. So one of theses days you can practice your chef skills on me :-)

Just wanted to drop by and say Hi, Roxanne and hope you and your family had a great holiday season!

Tara said...

Hi auntie! Love the food network too!!

Tracie said...

Love ya sis!

Tracie said...

Love ya sis!

Bekki said...

I feel a bit like a stalker but I have wondered what's happened to Jenny. She hasn't updated her blog in eons and it was the only communication we had. can you let her know I miss her?
Thank u! Bekki Tolman