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It Takes a Village to Feed My Family

Posted Dec 20 2010 3:14pm
A little over a month ago, my husband finally moved here and it was around that time that I started to panic. After all, he’s the cook between the two of us and my secret (that I loathe cooking) was no longer going to be a secret.

He enjoys cooking, in fact, he loves it. His family told me, before he moved here, that they were really going to miss him, but mostly they’d miss his cooking. Now that he’s here, I know exactly what they mean. He spoils me when the weekends come, spending about as much time in the kitchen over those two days than I normally do during the remainder of the week.

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Thanksgiving was a great test for us since we spent the entire morning cooking and creating side dishes alongside one another without any arguing (0r crying, on my part). It was a great memory to have for our first Thanksgiving together and ever since then, my husband’s love of cooking and preparing meals has worn off on me.

Still, I craved more menu ideas so I turned to my friends (who also happen to be bloggers ), who came to my rescue and suggested some pretty impressive meals (which I have yet to attempt to make, I have to admit). Now that I’m feeling more confident about my cooking skills, I’m ready to try them out and I hope you do too.

Earlier this year, Mama Mary and I hooked up (that’s not the right term but I also can’t think of another way to refer to it at the moment) to create “ The Most Interesting Soup in the World ” using a crock pot and so it’s been proven that I can handle meals in the slow cooker but here are some additional ideas for meals to cook on the stove, or bake in the oven.

  • Mom of 6 and blogger over at Adventures of a Military Family has a similar issue with regard to cooking. In fact, when she responded to my request she wrote, “me and the stove just don’t have a good relationship,” which made me like her even more! A food blogger friend of hers shares Foodie Friday Posts and has more recipes on her own site, of course.
It’s easy to look at major recipe sites to find ideas for special occasions or for the everyday meal, but if you have a favorite recipe that you discovered on line, or shared on your own site, please link to it below in the comments. We could all benefit from a Recipe Exchange among friends and if we’re not already friends, kindly introduce yourself.

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