This post is dedicated to Ranch Wife. Apparently I made her weep the other day ( my deepest apologies) so I thought I owed her a Happy Post and this is something that makes me happy.
I like to cook... for the most part. Living way out like we do, I do it a lot and there are days when I just get tired of feeding people. Seems as if someone is always hungry and I am always in the kitchen. but cook I do, so I might as well enjoy it.
Honestly though, if I lived closer to town, I still would not frequent the eating establishments. Sure it's convenient, but expensive, and DH always claims it's better at home...dear man. Seems we spend money and then have nothing to show for it. There is one exception. Last winter we ate at a resaraunt in Amarillo, Hoffbrau House, and it was hands down, the best food we've ever had in a restaraunt. Absolutely mouthwatering, close your eyes and sigh kind of food. So once a year we'll occupy a booth at the Hoffbrau House, but the other 364 days of the year will find me in my kitchen. Hqwever, I will not turn away help in said kitchen! Dishes, I DO NOT enjoy, hence my favorite part of eating out - no clean up!
The other day, someone posted a question on a site I read and asked whether you liked receiving kitchen gadgets and appliances or whether you would be offended. It shocked me that people would be offended by a gift, but apparently that is the case.
For my birthday I received this:
Can you fall in love with a pot? Does that make me strange? No, don't answer that. But, this is the coolest pot and I am not offended in the least! We also used Cabela's points and got free shipping, making it free! LOL! It's an enamel coated cast iron, really heavy, pot.
Love the color red and it does not make me angry, unlike Ranch Wife's family seems to think. It makes me happy. Today I am making Beef Bourguignon in it. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? I'm not even sure how to pronounce it, but that's never stopped me before. I've never made this recipe and I'm making it for company. Yep, that's me ... a risk taker. Hey. I figure they're good friends and they like me, so surely they're willing to be my guinea pigs for the evening. Can't let a little thing like a new recipe flop get in the way of friendship now. Surely something that includes beef sirloin and mushrooms and wine can't be a flop.
So two thumbs up for red...and my happy pot!