I am not a cook. I fear and loathe cooking. I've admitted it to ya'll before in passing (I think). But if you never caught on, I'll now admit it outright. I am not a big fan of cooking. On a fun scale of 1-10, cooking pretty much is a 1, maybe a 2....but that's pushing it. It's just not my idea of a good time, so I tend not to do it at all. It's messy and it seems hard and makes me think in measurements and degrees and stuff. That's some scary math stuff! I fear math! Ugh. I need one of those measurement conversion magnet things to go on my fridge. (And no, my lack of cooking skills is not the fault of my Mother. She tried her best when I was younger to show me the ways of the cooking world.....I just couldn't retain all the information. Sorry Mom.)
When I say "cooking" I'm not talking like boxed mac and cheese, hot dogs and brown beans, PB and J's, and frozen pizza with a side salad type of cooking. Of course I can do that and I do it all the time so my children don't starve to death during the day. I'm talking REAL cooking. Grab things out of the cupboard and slap them together to make something delicious type of dinner cooking. Find a sweet, new recipe in the cookbook and whip it up type of cooking. Sammy can do all this. He likes it.
I understand this whole situation might seem a little...odd. The hard working man goes off to work to provide for his family only to return home to cook dinner for his wife and kids? Gosh, I can feel the hate glares upon me now. How horrible am I? Can't even cook dinner for my own family. Why did Sam even agree to marry me!?
Now just to give some credit where credit is due, I do have a few recipes up my sleeves. I can at least follow a recipe if, for some weird reason, I DID feel like cooking.....like my husband needed the day off or for special occasion. But I have to follow it EXACTLY and even then I ultimately wind up needing Sammy to assist me for one reason or another or decipher what the heck the recipe is talking about. Here is a short list of meals I have prepared with my own hands.
*Homemade mac and cheese.....a family recipe
*Homemade tuna noodle casserole (I can actually do this one all on my own, without a recipe!)
*Homemade calico beans
*Homemade heavenly hamburger.....a family recipe
*Homemade stroganoff.....a family recipe
And most recently
*Homemade.....from scratch....blueberry muffins with a cinnamon sugar crumbly top.