40 Before 40 No. 9

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I have never claimed to be the best cook. I’ve set off a few smoke alarms in my day. The whole point of cooking for me, is to eat. I really only cook because I know we have to eat. I don’t really enjoy cooking. I wish I did though. I can watch the Cooking Channel non-stop and be so inspired by the things they prepare.

One blogger who’s added to my desire to cook is Joanne. She comes up with some awesome dishes and is pretty much a rock star in my book. I’m always thinking, “I could do that.” The thing is, I probably could. I just don’t feel like I really have the time to get into cooking. In my house, meal preparation is usually a mad dash! I’m not really good at the meal planning thing to have things in house or already prepared. I’m sure that would help. It’s hard because even my trips to the grocery store seem to have a time limit. I have to get home to cook or I’m running to the store on my lunch break and need to rush back. On the weekends we’re running so many other errands that when we do make it to the store it’s a rush to get out so the little guy doesn’t loose his mind from boredom. Not really the time to be trying to find special spices and such.

I am determined to get better with this. I really think I could enjoy cooking. I know I love to eat, so it should be a natural progression, right? To that end, I added taking a cooking class to my list of 40 things to do before 40. Lucky for me, a friend asked me to take a class with her for her birthday. I’m all signed up and will be checking this off the list soon. Let’s hope I learn some things that’ll have me excited about cooking. I know I’ll never be Joanne. She’s amazing! I’m just trying to be the best Cam I can be in the kitchen!

P.S. That should totally be a show “Cam in the Kitchen”

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11 Responses to 40 Before 40 No. 9
  1. Natalie
    August 30, 2011 | 9:48 am

    I know the feeling gal! Good luck in your cooking class. I took a knife skills class a few years back and it definitely helped.

    • Cam
      September 2, 2011 | 11:12 am

      thank you! i’m sure i’ll need all the luck i can get.

  2. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    August 30, 2011 | 10:33 pm

    I have not been blessed with a cooking talent, but I like to do it…sometimes. Especially if their was someone to clean up my mess. I may just have to stick to watching the food channel. 🙂

    • Cam
      September 2, 2011 | 11:12 am

      i think if i had more time, i’d be into it.

  3. A Mommy in the City
    August 31, 2011 | 4:51 am

    I am blessed to have a mom and grandmother who taught me to cook growing up. I love it. My favorite thing is to try new recipes. That cooking class sounds like so much fun! Have a great time.

    • Cam
      September 2, 2011 | 11:11 am

      i really should have paid more attention. i think i forgot just about everything my mother told me. i call her now and then for refreshers. 🙂

  4. Cari
    August 31, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Yeah, it should be a show! Take your video camera and do a combo vlog/cooking class, would make a good post:)

    • Cam
      September 2, 2011 | 11:10 am

      that, my dear, is a great idea!

  5. Optimistic Mom
    September 1, 2011 | 4:04 am

    I can cook, but I am not a super cook I confess. I really wish I had paid more attention when grandma and mama was in the kitchen cooking instead of just getting my plate ready and eating. I can follow a recipe well, but I am not always that good when it comes to making it your own….Maybe I should take a class???

    • Cam
      September 2, 2011 | 11:10 am

      that was so me. my mom loves to cook and i love to eat. i’d pay attention… a little. but mostly i was just ready to grub!

  6. Fatima Hipolito
    February 22, 2012 | 11:04 pm

    Goodluck girl, me I not really expert for making cookies but I have a experience just to follow the recipe and instruction.. LOL..

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