Ready to start cooking again!
May 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Updated: May 23, 2013 5:27 pm
Today I got back in the kitchen after being on an "open box here" hiatus and let me tell you, I forgot how much fun real cooking was!
After resigning from my full time career in March of 2012 as a claims adjuster to be a stay at home mom I vowed to never go back to the "open box here" days. However, October 11, 2012 (yep strangely enough that is 10-11-12) my youngest son (who also oddly
was jersey #12 and 12 years old....way to many twelves) broke his left arm playing tackle football for his Jr. High School. Not only did he brake his left humorous but his radial nerve was severely stretched causing this once self sufficient child to suddenly
need 24 hour care. Needless to say everything in my life came to an instant halt so I could take care of my sons everyday needs. It was almost like having a new born all over again but this one was 12 years old, in terrible constant pain and just brakes
your heart to see him go though such a thing. As a mom there is nothing more important or valuable then your children no matter how old they become.
Today his bone is healed, he still has some radial nerve palsy limiting use of his left hand/arm but the doctors are hopeful the nerves will continue to regenerate themselves bringing him back to what he use to be. They advised we were VERY lucky his
nerves didn't get severed because if they did he would be permanently disabled. We are grateful everyday for our blessings.
Since life has somewhat now gone back to normal with his recovery I am able to actively pursue my learning to cook journey. My first meal back was the Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe submitted by Janiece Mason. I've never made chicken and dumplings
but always wondered what the mystery was behind it...now thanks to Janiece I know! This was the easiest and tastiest recipe! It turned out magnificent, was such a confidence builder and a great way to get back on the horse. Its hard to believe something
that tastes this good could be that easy! My husband is starting to think I'm a rock star in the kitchen but I know I still have a long way to go..(we just wont tell him that..wink wink).
Also, today I went Pro...whooot whooot!!! Thats right, I thought if I'm going to do this, I'm not going to cut any corners! With Allrecipes by my side my goal is to become a TRUE rock star in the kitchen not only in my husbands eyes but in others and
for many generations to come.
Photo taken with my cell phone not sure about quality of photo..however quality of food was right on