I’ve really been on a real cooking kick this week. Yes, normally I do cook our meals but we’d fallen into a bit of a rut and it was the same ol thing time and time again. I mean, with my tummy troubles I do have to be careful what I eat, but still … unless I’m feeling really bad who says food has to be boring?
I once thought that I might become a professional chief. I enjoy cooking that much. Actually up until a month before my wedding I was going to cook the meal for oh … 150 guests! Right. I’m glad someone talked me out of that! Still I did manage to make the wedding cake and many of the pastries, deserts and finger foods.
Of course in those days we often had people over to our house each week for full dinners. Perhaps five nights a week we had guest and I’d make up seafood meals, Roast beef, marinated grape chicken and so on. I was right into the whole cooking thing. I thought of taking courses at the kitchen academy or another cooking school who’s name I’ve forgotten at this moment.
I grew tired of having guests over almost every night. It was my own fault of course because I was feeding them delicious meals. If you were the recipient of free and tasty meals would you stop dropping in? No I think not. I think we got out of that cycle by suddenly having other plans almost every day for several months in a row. It took a while to get out of that habit and train our friends out of dining at Cafe Tricia but it worked.
We still do have dinner parties, and our friends drop over several times a week, but not always for meals this time round. Most of our dinner parties begin about this time of year and slow down by mid-fall. We have the winter to ourselves for the most part before the entertaining season begins anew each year.
Do any of you enjoy cooking an entertaining as much as I have at times?