I was really reluctant to start a new blog because I know my penchant for forgetting things and for finding many things to fill my time, but I have been encouraged to share my recipes in a more public venue and to share more of what I do to fill my time. Believe me, it's not that I think that my life is so spectacular or unique that I think the whole world should read about it, I don't even have a Twitter account. But I do love cooking and I love to share what I create with others, so I finally caved to the peer pressure (thanks, Alissa), and we'll see what happens.
I can't promise that this entire blog will be about food, in all its stages, but I can assure you that I will make it the most reflective of my daily life as possible. Sometimes you'll be blessed with my inner thoughts, sometimes you'll get recipes, and sometimes you'll just get a snapshot of things I like, but you'll always be getting me.
Two nights a week I get the opportunity to cook dinner for a house of eight men (and whoever else comes around) that live around the corner from me. It's a challenge and a gift to be able to cook lots of food, lots of delicious food, and lots of delicious food on a small budget. I have been cooking for them since November and can confidently say that I have yet to cook the same meal twice. I cannot confidently say that they've all been delicious or cheap, but I try and they appreciate my effort.
I try to use what is grown in the garden around the house, in which I also have a hand, and try to come up with healthy (though not always) meals that are filling and appealing to some 'meat and potatoes' kind of men.
At the request of a friend, I will post some recipes that I've already created, though without their pictures. From here forward, however, I plan to photograph what I make so you can decide if it is aesthetically pleasing enough to attempt.
Your recipe and modification suggestions are welcome! I'm a bit stubborn and may kick and scream at your suggestions, but eventually I'll take heed and modify.