Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Cooking Meme

I usually don't do Meme's; but I liked this one on Confessions of an Apron Queen so I thought I'd play along since I don't have any renovation news today. Instead of working on the house I spent the day sewing in my studio.

When was the most recent time you were burned?
I can't remember the last time I was burned. I developed a sun allergy a few years ago so I tend to avoid being outside too long and when I am outside you can bet I am covered in sunscreen.

Can you cook?
I love to cook! I've been cooking since I was a little girl. I remember making pies in a special holder from bread and canned pie filling while we were camping. I also remember making s'mores. When my children were young they weren't happy when I tried new recipes. Their response was usually, "Mom, don't go gourmet on us!" Now I try to mix it up when I'm cooking. I generally try at least one new recipe a week. Sometimes the recipe becomes part of the rotation sometimes it doesn't.

If yes, name your specialties.
If you ask my children they would say Mom's Nachos - nacho chips topped with cheese sauce, taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. DH likes my Stuffed Butternut Squash and just about everything I make.

Do you enjoy cooking?
I enjoy cooking if I'm not rushed to make it. That's been one benefit to not working. I don't have to come after an eight hour work day and cook. Now I can cook and be relaxed as I do it.

What color is your kitchen?
We are in the process of painting our kitchen Kittery Point green. It's the same color as my newly painted kitchen pantry. We chose the green to go along with the gray in the dining room. I don't have a decor design at the moment because we are in the process of renovating.

Do you bake?
I don't bake often. With no children around, there's no reason to bake desserts or cookies. I have started baking breakfast breads and muffins on Saturday mornings for DH and I. When I return from vacation I plan on trying to make cranberry biscotti for myself.

What do you bake?
See above for the answer.

What color is your apron?
I have a black apron with teapots on it. I received my apron my Confessions of an Apron Queen in yesterday's mail. I'll post a photo of that one tomorrow. Here is a photo of me in my coffee apron I received in an apron swap.
I won't tag anyone specifically for this Meme. But, if you'd like to play along, please do.

Thanks for stopping by.


The Apron Queen said...

Love the apron! This was a fun meme.

Amy said...

hi there, I came here through the Apron Queen's blog, just saying hi :-)

Bren said...

Fun!!! I love your coffee apron and the fact that you cook barefoot!!!