The Hobby: Food

| 3/7/2012 1:07:00 PM

Tags: Angel Food Cake, Key Lime Pie, food, hobby, cooking, baking,

Janann headshot Can Food Be a Hobby? 

Hobby:   A pastime, diversion, leisure pursuit, or something you do for relaxation.  Now I don’t know about you but when my family was growing food was not a hobby, it was a necessity.  Breakfast might be cereal or toaster something before the kids ran for the bus.  Eggs, bacon and the rest were more likely to happen on a Saturday or Sunday.  By early evening dinner became a blur of casseroles, pasta dishes and boiled vegetables.  That was not relaxation therefore that was not a hobby.

Bacon and Eggs 

Since the children are grown I can now take the time to enjoy food, not just eating food, but trying new recipes and learning the whys and wherefores of why we cook certain ways. I can collect flour sifters, cookie cutters or cookbooks I’ll never use. Now I do have a hobby –Food (and pretty much everything that goes with it.)

Flour Sifters 

There’s so much to learn. 

Janann Giles
3/21/2012 3:25:19 PM

Bless you for letting children that small cook. I don't know if I would have the patience for that. The 7 and 9 year old grandchildren can actually help. Their specialities tend to be carbohydrates - waffles and pancakes to cookies (orange, chocolate chip) and a cake or 2.

Crystal Schneider
3/20/2012 10:38:23 PM

Mine isn't so much the not listening teenager it's the finally get one of the children to help/learn about baking (daddy does most of the cooking). If it is difficult to tell one 2 year old that she can't eat every ingredient you add, the other 2 year old only wants to stir his way and the 4 year old can't understand why she can't add daddy's spices to the cake we are making. Fun is what you make of it. Breath and enjoy before they become teenagers.

3/20/2012 7:14:47 PM

Yeah, you're right. I forgot about the gravy and desert. I've been away from the country life way too long. :0)

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