Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cooking at the Cabin

Most people would not want to spend their holiday vacation cooking. However, I am here to tell you that I get so much pleasure cooking while at the cabin. No question about it. Nothing fancy. Everything is simple. Due to space limitations, we had to purchase a small apartment-sized stove. We have hand-me-down pots and pans and limited utensils. There is a stand mixer and toaster oven. Everything is done by hand. Everything is done with love.

The main reason I enjoy cooking so much when we are up north is because I can take my time, focus, and enjoy what I am doing. This past week, we ate out only once and that was take-out Chinese food. When in the kitchen at the cabin, the music is usually playing, a cocktail may be enjoyed and you will probably hear singing or humming. Anyone who has ever come for a visit knows that the kitchen is off-limits. Kevin will usually say that I am in my element and that you really should stand back. It is my pleasure to create a warm comforting feeling with the food I create.

During the course of the week, some of the food included, baking a loaf of egg bread, We had french toast, enjoyed fresh biscuits and creamy sausage black pepper gravy. Dinners included spaghetti and meatballs, breaded chicken breasts with cauliflower casserole, baked porkchops with broccoli and roasted potatoes, and a great quick meal, Johnsville Chili Cheese Sausage links with dough wrapped in spiral fashion.

Relaxation takes on many different forms. Some people sew, some read, and some exercise, my relaxation just happens to come cooking. Do what you enjoy and do it for those you love. What more enjoyment could you ask for?


  1. Could you post the recipe for the Cauliflower casserole? It sounds yummy and your Zucchini casserole is one of my favorite stand-bys. This one sounds like it would be another great "Steve" recipe. Thanks!


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