posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:48 PM
I thought I would share my thoughts and adventures of me in the kitchen. First a little background. I am a 35 year old mother of 2 (well, three
because I claim my husband as my first child.
) My husband does the majority of the cooking for us, because he loves it and I dont. He is pretty
good too, and should have gone to culinary arts school, but I digress.
I CAN cook. (Baking is something I am surprisingly good at.) The only problem is I hate cooking! I hate that oil always seems to find an excuse to
jump on some part of my body and break dance on my skin. I hate that no matter how careful I am, I always seem to make a mess. (I know this is a part
of cooking, but I hate cleaning it up.) I cant stand the fact that I can sucessfully work any technical gadget in our house and build a computer
from the ground up, but I cant seem to remember to turn on the heat switch to our "Set-it-And-Forget-It" rotisserie. I dont know how many times I
have some back 45min to an hour later to find my meats happily rotating and very uncooked.
I am always damn-near electricuting myself from our handheld blender because I always seem to forget to unplug the thing while I am blissfully running
water over it in the sink. Even my toaster has conspired intricate plots against me. No matter where I set the adjuster, my eggos are either
undercooked, or come out with black crispy edges. I have learned to eat them slightly undercooked.
What I have come to realize is that there is an overwhelming message coming from the universe that basically says "Stay the hell outta the kitchen."
I would LOVE to! I cant stand the heat anyway. Yet finances, children, a tired spouse, and hunger make me return.
So to all of you wonderful cooks and chefs out out there, I applaude your bravery, competence, and abilities to work magic in that dreaded pit called
the kitchen. I would love to know where your love of this act came from,(were you brainwashed for instance?) and how you handle psychotic toasters
and gravity defying grease.