What you haven’t learned about me yet, is that I don’t cook. Hence the subtitle: Domestic Goddess in Training.
I have been married for nearly 15 years and I am just now beginning to cook. Sure, a dessert or a side dish here and there over the years, but real cooking? No way!
Ok… I still don’t really cook. I Prep. I have so much anxiety over the actual cooking process. I can’t seem to time anything. I freak out.
Now that I am a Domestic Goddess in training, I am trying to plan meals for the week, buy everything, and do all of the prep work. I do SOME of the cooking for dinner, but mostly that’s MMC Racing’s gig. I enjoy the prep work: chopping, dicing, and slicing.
For some unknown reason the monotonous task makes me happy. I lose myself in the preparation process. I measure closely. I clean up as I go. I dump the veggie food waste into the kitchen compost container for later dumping outside. I feel fulfilled. I know that it will lead to something yummy when it is all pulled together.
When it comes time to do the cooking, I pull out all of the prepped work from the fridge. I lay it all out, in the order it is needed, and hand the reigns over to the chef. I play the supporting role when needed, but otherwise I try to stay out of the way and let him work his magic. Sometimes I watch, but mostly, I leave the kitchen.
I will keep you posted on what I prep and even what I actually cook!