My sewing machine is broken.
It was raining for a really long time. (thankfully it has stopped, but its been cold.)
Therefore, I've been doing a lot of experimenting lately.
Project 1: since my sewing machine is broken, I've been making headway on my giant hexagon quilt. Still not anywhere close to being done, but it sure is cathartic.
Project 2: Cooking. Now, my parents never really taught me to cook. My mom was always more of a hamburger helper/boxed dinner kind of person, easy, quick and (relatively) healthy. My dad, however, when he got in the mood to cook..watch out. You never knew what you were going to get! I recall him just throwing stuff into pots...food all over the kitchen..(oh, how my mom *loved* it when dad cooked....insert eyeroll...) Dinner was certainly an adventure. But, when I went off to college/was on my own, I took after my mom cooking-wise. There was much instant rice, mac and cheese and ramen consumed. And not neccessarily because I was poor. (though that was a factor!)
To make a long story short(ish) I have tired of eating the same old thing over and over...so lately, I have been trying out new (to me) methods of cooking, new flavors, (can you believe I had never had fresh garlic in anything before recently!) and in general, have tried to stay away from pre-packaged, bland (i have to add something to everything i make now!) and rather unhealty meals.
My family, however, is not always amused.
Dinner Tonight: Pot Roast, cooked according to Alton Brown's instructions via Good Eats.
Lunch Tommorrow: Leftovers.