Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ok Here's my Resolution! and a Cool Website I found

This morning I made a big breakfast for my family and the extra kids that ended up staying out our house last night.  I don't spend a lot of time cooking, partly because of scheduling, partly because I have some pretty strict parameters around what I like to do when cooking.  And when I say cooking I'm including baking too. 

Many times when I'm in the kitchen my mind drifts to times spent in my Mom's kitchen as a girl.  I watched her and sat on the cabinet talking to her.  She'd let me talk and talk and she'd listen and listen.  She didn't make me do very much to help her other than setting the table and cleaning the kitchen afterwards.  My sweet Mom was sensitive to my dislike for all things cooking then, this day I can set an incredibly beautiful table, but cooking...not my strong suit!  (I'm totally ok with this, let me say, I am SOO glad that she didn't make me cook!)

But back to this morning, so my husband and I were up before the boys, and ate our breakfast in the family room catching up on TV shows that we'd taped, we finished went back to the kitchen for one last nibble before putting our plates in the dishwasher, and somehow we started talking about pie. 

I tried to make pie one time.  ONE TIME.  It was a Pecan pie.  Someone said it was the easiest pie to make so I tried it.  It was in our first apartment and I remember taking it out of the oven, taking one look at it and turning around and throwing it in the sink and down the garbage disposal.  It was awful!  (Or maybe it just looked awful.)

So in the pie conversation this morning Keith (my hubs) says:  what about making a Pecan pie?
Me:  bleck...remember I tried that once.  But I should learn to make a Chocolate pie like my Mom!
He:  Yep, you should do it!
Me:  If Carmen can do it, I can do it!  (Carmen is my sister-in-law who called me at 11:00pm one night this summer asking me for my Mom's Chocolate pie recipe because she and her husband wanted one!  They ended up calling my Mom and made it that night and it turned out great!)
Me:  That's gonna be my New Year's Resolution!  To learn to make my Mom's Chocolate pie!
He:  Great idea, you should do it!  (He's so supportive...and he loves Chocolate pie!)

This is what it should will look like!

So, I'll let you know how it turns out.

Oh yeah, and I found a cool website reading another blog...this guy works at a used book store and has collected/posted recipes he's found in the pages of books.  Handwritten Recipes


simmonsani said...

You know you're gonna have to stir stuff to do this. I'll come over and do the stirring if you want, as long as I get a taste! Love you!!

marymary said...

haha...I know...I'm gonna put on my big girl pants and do it! You can come sit on the cabinet and talk to me!

simmonsani said...

Have you made the yummy pie yet? I don't want to miss my "cabinet-sitting" time!

marymary said...

No, not yet...I have to work up to it. And it's just January!