Alright, so it's not some huge secret that I am not a fan of cooking, but I'm not completely lost in the kitchen either. I know my way around...somewhat. I like to try new recipes and I think my lack of enthusiasm in the kitchen really comes from lack of time. The past 3 months have also kept me away from the kitchen since shortly after I would be visiting the bathroom to hang my head over the toilet, but I will spare you those details. I've been feeling better lately and I've made a conscious effort to cook more. This afternoon brought a really good oppurtunity for me to try out some baking skills. Brooklyn was sent a HUGE shipment of blueberries from my Auntie Ida and Uncle Jun in Chicago. SO many blueberries and I know if we let her Brooklyn would devour all 10 lbs of them one sitting. In order to avoid that I have been on the hunt of some good recipes involving blueberries. I attempted the classic blueberry muffin (with a lemon zest!)this afternoon. Not tricky by any means, but the recipe was called "Big Beautiful Muffins" and they weren't kidding! I had pulled them out of the oven right when Brett was walking in from work (perfect Donna Reed moment, just that I wasn't wearing an apron) and he found me standing in front of my baking creation in complete awe. Big and Beautiful...they weren't kidding! Completely different then the boxed muffin mix that I usually assemble. I was sold right then and there to make everything by scratch! I made Brett grab my camara so I can document my great achievement. And here's the result.
Brett thought it was riduculous that I wanted to capture this on film, but I was truly rather impressed. Again, not a hard recipe to follow so I am sure many "martha stewarts" out there are chuckling at my feat, but this was indeed a proud moment for me. I've found my way back into the kitchen after 3 months of wanting to neglect it's existance. Good thing I don't have a picky eater for a hubbie! It makes cooking that much more fun because I know he'll eat just about anything that I put in front of him....poor guy!