Having a kitchen that truly has heart, must be filled with wonderful things!
I do not mean the latest kitchen gadget, but rather the things and stuff that matter!
So many ladies seem to cook out of just survival mode;
This may be because of lack of funds or foods to prepare.
But there is a true heart for cooking that can be made simple and inexpensive that
Just fill the atmosphere of one's own kitchen!
It does not matter if you are cooking for two or ten!
Stop allowing the world or the era to determine what you create!!
Some of these healthy things just taste like cardboard!
If you just look back into all the now changed data on
"What's good for you and what's NOT"
We were told to only eat margarine;
Well, now we are told BUTTER is the real food...
(I have always only used real butter"
Remember the fad called FAT FREE
Well, people just got fatter!
When a woman drinks milk her waistline slims down
(I am not sure why it works, but it does)
I drink lactose free milk as it's easier for me to digest.
Your kitchen should be the hub of your home...
To prepare a meal everyday that can fill bellies and the heart!
We have so many meals that are tasteless and heartless!
We need to recapture the love of foods that say love and family!
Please don't look and eat and act like the world!
Feed the bodies and hearts and minds all that enter your kitchen!
Cooking like sex is an attitude...
Bad attitudes create bad touch and taste!
Everything that you do in your kitchen will reflect
in your health;
In your hearts
Your waist line
In your thinking
In your budget
In your marriage
In your relationships
The kitchen is not like the laundry room where you wash and fold!!
~The kitchen is where Love is cooked and shared and memories made~
We are obsessed with food in all the wrong ways!
Being larger is much better then starved and pencil thin!
A little less thinking about oneself and to think of serving a platter
That is probably we see the explosion of food blogs and cooking channels!
We all know that you can clean and organize your kitchen;
And decorate is for very little in dollar amount.
And decorate it to look super cozy and elegant!
Your kitchen has a heartbeat dear ones!
Do you need to deliver some drastic measures to revive your kitchen?
Well get busy, you can take one whole day and get it back into shape
~A HEART SHAPE~
Here is an email I sent to my daughter for
are oldest granddaughter!
Maybe it will inspire new cooks and us older ladies that have
Please do not say I HATE to COOK...
Ask the Lord to help you have a love for the kitchen and cooking!
I was asked by my daughter if I would send some recipes to her for
So I did find a few that I had not already sent her in the past!
But I just started writing some ideas down that I thought would
And ideas that help my pantry foods and freezer foods to be used wisely!
Cooking 101 Ideas
Grandma's Ideas ***
Find recipes that look good to you!
Think of foods that are good for you!
Have ideas for cheap and easy meals!
Find an idea that is just for you for the special feel good dinners!
When you eat something you really like while out, ask the hostess for her recipe!
Learn to change or tweak a recipe that has an item that you do not like!
Cooking should be a joy, do not look at it as a burden!
Keep your items that might go bad in the freezer like nuts or flours, if you buy in large quantities.
Always remember the 4 day rule; After 4 days, many left overs can become bad! Toss them out!
Potato salad is a 3 day rule...
After baking your cookies keep them in the freezer in a tin canister with wax paper between the layers.
You can freeze scones and quick breads!
It is a good idea to bake ahead and freeze some as when you need it for a dinner or a guest comes for tea you can just pull it out!
Always mark what you are putting in the freezer and use it in a few months time.
Always keep a fresh pitcher of iced tea and lemonade to serve as it is economical and good for you!
Each week you can cook up a batch of rice or a pasta or par-cooked potatoes (you just boil them with the skin on till tender, drain and put in frig till you need them, as they last well over a week in the frig) for a quick side to add to your meals.
The rice can be a quick stir fry! The potatoes can be cubed or shredded for fried potatoes or hash browns!
You can freeze shredded cheese!
Always change out your dishcloth and towel in the kitchen everyday!
Clean out your refrigerator before you go food shopping!
Toss out old leftovers and wipe off shelves!