Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm Really Enjoying Cooking Again!

I absolutely hated cooking at our old place and Earl usually did all of the cooking. Actually, my younger kids thought that I didn't know how to cook. Anyway, at the new house I have cooked all but about 3 nights out of almost a month. It's been so much fun and then Earl bought us a dining room table and it's even more fun now because we can all sit and eat together as a family. At the old house we just ate in the living room in front of the TV. Good parenting, I know! We started saying a prayer before dinner since we are now eating at a table and last night Mallory went and got a prayer book and picked out a prayer to read before dinner. They are enjoying the whole change in our eating routine and so am I. I love this house!!!

This is some chicken fried steak I made the other night.
I haven't made that in years. We had mashed potatoes and corn with it.
Yum!! It was good!
Earl bought a really nice griddle several years ago and I think we only used it a couple of times. I've been cooking on it quite a bit lately and it is really nice!
Last night I made bacon, homemade hash browns and omelets.
This morning I got up and used my griddle again and made Earl an omelet and hash browns for breakfast and sent him some for lunch. The guys at work have been teasing him because I've not only been packing him a lunch, but sending him with so much food. It's about time I took care of Earl a little bit! He always does so much for me!

I also made pancakes for the kids this morning before school.
They were pretty happy with that!
Anyway, have a great day and enjoy whatever it is your doing!
And try to stay warm in this Artic Blast!!!


Cathy said...

The dining room looks beautiful! What a nice table.

Rannyjean said...

I love the picture of the snow outside the window and what a beautiful tribute to Earl!

Lindsay-ann said...

Yum those pancakes look delicious. They are just perfect for a cold winters day.

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