Today, I have a small confession to make. It won’t come as much of a surprise to those who know me as it may to others….
The sad truth is that….I really get no enjoyment whatsoever from baking. In fact, and people are always so amazed when I share this little secret…..I have nothing at all in my cupboard that could be used to bake with.
I have some flour. But, that has been in my pantry for so long I am afraid there are likely bugs and god knows what else in there!
And, I do have some chocolate chips left over from a cheeseball thing I made over Christmas. (I can make things if I have to!)
I am just not one of those moms who gets any thrill from baking. I wish I was! I wish I enjoyed it, and could be making something fun and tasty every day.
Seriously, I would rather get a cool piece of software for my computer, or a neat little new techno gadget, than anything that would add a touch of excitement to my kitchen.
I feel sorry for my kids. When I do bake something, it is from a brownie or cake mix. Or my muffins – they are from a packet and all I have to do is add water….and maybe an egg or two.
And cooking……I don’t mind cooking, to tell you the truth. In fact, I think it is something I could enjoy, but my kitchen is so small – and I have no counter space. So everything ends up in such a sad mess, that I just hate the thoughts of even starting anything.
I do make some fun meals for the kids most of the time. They even call many of my “dishes” famous. There is “Mom’s Famous Pizza”, and “Mom’s Famous Mush”, (hamburger with mushroom soup mixed in…), even a “Mom’s Famous Chicken Bake”.
I think they do that to give my confidence a boost, because even they must notice that their mom is just not as comfortable in the kitchen as most moms.
Maybe I just need a better kitchen!! Maybe then I will feel “inspired”!
Because honestly, I just don’t feel it now! And, when you are a stay at home mom, and you don’t bake all day or create amazing dishes….really, what the heck are you doing? It is really embarrassing!! Especially when your mother-in-law is a close second to Martha Stewart….
So, you likely won’t find many recipes on my site. The ones I put up will be the ones for moms like me – the simple and easy creations that anyone could do.
I won’t likely have amazing pictures of fancy dishes I have made. If I have managed to make something without a fire in my oven though, you can bet I will be taking pictures!!
Now that I have got that little secret off my chest, what could you offer that might be able to inspire me? Any recipes or baking ideas for moms like me? Tips or tricks to give me new ideas?