I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately and absolutely love it!! I never believed it, but cooking can be therapeutic to the soul.
I especially enjoy cooking from scratch. Whether it’s pizza, bread or a Caribbean (Dominican) dish. There’s something about pouring in time and energy into the raw foods and hours later ending up with a delicious meal for your family to enjoy. I love to see them go in the kitchen and look in the oven or at the stove as they wonder what’s for dinner. It’s rewarding to see them sit at the table and enjoy the meal that I have prepared.
Music in the background and lighted candles around the kitchen definitely give me the energy and help set the mood needed to get me started. Having my boys in the kitchen while I cook also makes the time in the kitchen special and enjoyable enough to keep me there, though there are times I would rather be in there by myself.
I am now on the look out for good cook books. My favorite so far is definately Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.
I am finding that a home really is centered in the kitchen. There is so much life and energy there. I look forward to further perfecting my cooking skills.
If you have any good recipes, especially for crock pots, please share!! 🙂