Before I talk about cooking abilities, or non-abilities, I must share ~
The Fab Five ~ 2012 Olympic Gold (!!!) Yea!
I love, love, love watching gymnastics. My grandma used to tape all kinds of gymnastics for KT and I so we could watch repeatedly.
We were in love with these ladies –>
^ The Magnificent Seven
I am loving the 2012 Olympics this summer — gymnastics and synchronized diving are my two favorite events to watch. I am so pumped for the Fab Five and the USA Gymnastics Gold ~ Amazing Athletes (!!!)
Cooking –> I cannot cook, or bake, or follow recipe to save my life ~
But today is the day I will attempt to do so for my family (!!!!!)
My mom is constantly baking yummy treats, like zucchini bread, friendship bread, or chocolate chip cookies. KT can always follow a recipe to bake healthy treats, like powerballs or yogurt brownies.
What happened to me? Why can I not do this?
Do you remember my idea of baking, from Thanksgiving? Pretzel rods dipped in icing? I even did this again on Christmas, with different sprinkles (!!)
I decided to give this whole recipe thing a whirl a few weekends ago. While Ben was working outside, I took some time to look up recipes online. They are very simple recipes, but they are recipes. And I followed them. And I used ingredients. And I used measuring spoons.
One was for roasted asparagus and the other for roasted red potatoes. I used such spices as rosemary and garlic, and also lemon juice.
As I was cooking, I even got nervous as to whether or not these would turn out, or if I used too much oil, or if Ben would like them.
I know this probably sounds silly to those readers who cook and bake and follow recipes all the time. To them, this is hardly cooking ~ But I am anxious to continue to improve my kitchen skills and hopefully look back at this post and think it sounds silly also.
Instead of Olive Oil, I used Natural Grapeseed Oil, which I now love. My mom gave this to me quite a long time ago, and I am finally using it –>
Ben thought the asparagus and potatoes tasted delicious and he kept saying he was proud of me and that I should do it more often.
I think I just might.
I hit the gym twice yesterday, as my first visit did not go very well. I would never say it was worthless because I think every workout, no matter how big or small, is totally beneficial – But I just could not get into it.
I returned yesterday evening for a second attempt and I am so glad I did. I left the gym feeling like I had an awesome workout – And I can definitely feel it this morning! Holy Soreness!!!
You will always have those days – sometimes it is just hard to get into it. Find a way to make it work. For me, this was trying a different time of day, and different headphones <—??? Whatever works…
Now I am up summer early to get started on my recipe (!!!) Tonight I am making dinner for my family. They keep asking me what I am making, but it is a surprise! I have really been talking up this dinner, so I hope it turns out and I hope they love it — I will update you soon.
Have an awesome Wednesday, and Remember ~
^ This is Perfect
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~Brian Tracy