Thursday, June 19, 2008
I'm trying this new thing called cooking & baking...
It dawned on me about 3 weeks ago that I have never used yeast in my entire life, and for the first time in all my 28 years of living, that saddened me! Of course it made perfect sense because I hate to bake & cook, (because it makes a GINORMOUS mess), and my whole reason for living is to clean up messes, so I was rarely found in the kitchen. But, after a long and serious talk with God one day, I asked him for the tiniest desire ( I mean tiny) to try this thing the world calls cooking. I even asked my Mom to pray for me because I was on the brink of a huge life adjustment if God really did answer my plea! Me, cooking??? NO way, it just couldn't be done! Could it? I was still in shock I was even talking about the subject, let alone beginning to thumb through my cook books late at night. After a few VERY long weeks I, Emily, have begun to cook and bake using foreign recipe's I've never seen before in my life. I am even reading the cooking magazines in the check out lines, and I am even contemplating going to our church recipe exchange tomorrow! What is happening to me??? I bought a kitchen aid, which I love (a red one!) and I have made Cinnamon rolls (that turned out BEAUTIFULLY YUMMY!!!), cheesecake squares, this horribly sad looking marionberry pie, and 5 other dinner items!!! I'm still not enjoying the whole process and I still can't believe the mess it makes, but I am proud to say that I'll be making bread next! This may not sound like a big thing, but let me reassure you, this is HUGE in "Emily land," this just never happens! So, here is a picture of my first pie ever made. It was a horrible experience and the dough would not stop crumbling! Seriously, I was almost crying! I had envisioned a beautiful criss -cross top looking thing, but I couldn't even roll out the stupid stuff out. So, this is the end result... pretty pathetic.
Posted by Emily at 2:29 PM