Remember my macaroni and cheese kitchen?
I can’t believe I’m about to type this or imagine this or even think this out loud.
Or say this with a straight face.
But it’s not so macaroni and cheese any more.
I mean….really….this statement from the girl who made the pancakes.
And brought the roast to garden club.
And who is on a first name basis with the waitresses at Cracker Barrel and has the gas station pizza man on speed dial.
So you can understand my hesitancy to actually say the words out loud.
Friend to friend…..I know this will not really be a big surprise, but I’m not really known for my cooking.
I’ve actually shown up to a dinner party where we were supposed to bring dessert with chocolate chip cookies….the kind you pull-apart and put on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake…..
…..still in the package and asked the hostess to make then for me.
But then I started writing a blog.
And at the beginning of the year I was part of a group of bloggers who challenged ourselves to do something that we thought was impossible….something that we had never done….something that we thought was beyond our reach.
Some people built furniture from scratch or added a bathroom or organized their pantry or wrote the declaration of independence on the head of pin.
I baked bread.
And I was scared and overwhelmed and nervous and it took me almost an entire day and I had to buy all kinds of new things for the kitchen…..like flour and baking soda. And the bread was lopsided and flat on one side and really well-done on top.
But it none of that mattered.
Because I did it.
I baked bread.
Because of you.
Because you cheered me and uplifted me and told me I could and gave me tips and encouraged me….every step of the way.
And after the bread it was all downhill.
I was on a roll (pun absolutely intended).
And my family was so happy.
And then I got all about myself and added a recipes tab to the top of the blog.
Now don’t get me wrong.
No one is winning any blue medals at the State Fair.
The Food Network will never know my name.
My “macaroni and cheese kitchen” will never become will never become “leg of lamb served with asparagus with apple vinaigrette” kitchen.
But I’m learning.
And trying. And messing up. And trying again.
And buying pots and pans and a cookie sheet and a colander and a grater……and spices.
Because I’m determined.
And now I need your help.
It’s the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas and tomorrow each of the bloggers will be having a linky party to celebrate.
And I chose recipes.
A recipe link party! I think it’s going to be so much fun!
I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see what you recommend.
So can you and your top recipes stop by tomorrow for a visit and link up.
I can’t wait to cook them or bake them or saute’ them or broil them or grill them.
My macaroni and cheese kitchen and I will be waiting.
PS If you don’t have a blog and you don’t mind e-mailing me a recipe….I would love that, too!
Be sure to stop by and see what these incredible bloggers are featuring for their twelfth day of Christmas!