This past week we had one heck of a blizzard dumped on us in Madison, with 18+" of snow falling over two days (into a city that was already loaded with snow). Rather then wasting the day away on the couch, I cooked. I roasted a pumpkin and made a new version of pumpkin soup, surprised myself with a no-recipe, no-clue cheesecake, and made the most to-die-for shredded chicken (recipe & photos to come ASAP). By Thursday afternoon we had so many tasty snacks around the house I hardly knew what to do with it all! Fortunately, I have friends that are usually very willing recipients of any food surplus I might have. The best part of all was that my 3-year-old offered to do the dishes for me on Friday. Bless his little heart!
No matter your age or skill level, I hope that cooking brings you the same joy it brings to me.
Oh heck, if nothing else come over and sit in the kitchen with me while I cook. We can scheme about what we'll do in the more pleasant months to come and enjoy the comfort of my warm kitchen.