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.


NEBRASKA DAVE
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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