Monday, December 19, 2011

Seriously




And you thought I was being humble when I said I can't cook.

As you can see (and if you live in Naperville and Lisle, no doubt smell), it is entirely true.

I come by these talents from my mother, who preferred to make reservations for dinner rather than chicken or pot roast.

In fact, she was the first mother on the eastern seaboard to purchase Swanson's Frozen TV Dinners. (Remember the taste of turkey and mashed potatoes in that divided aluminum pan? Yikes, that was awful. But novel, so points for that.)

If I win the lottery, I shall hire a housekeeper to make sense of all these complicated recipes. And then I'll write a book on how not to cook.

7 comments:

Carol said...

This does not appear to be a lack of cooking skill, but merely a lack of proper timing. I think you need to invest in a kitchen timer and all of your cooking woes will disappear. ;-)

Betsy Anderson said...

I have chosen to follow in your culinary footsteps :)

Anonymous said...

Mrs JP

Don't forget the Apple Crisp in the corner of the Swanson tray. Never could figure out why something that was supposed to be crisp was so soggy.

Mr B

Jenny said...

A lot of my family loves burnt cheese so I am sending them your way...

Of course, that is if its okay with you... wink,wink

I agree with Carol though, a timer might be the solution to all your kitchen problems...

My best wishes for a blessed and beautiful holiday for you and yours...

Beth said...

To be accurate, my friend, you are a good cook when you want to be. I just think that when you're either reading or writing while baking cookies, the cookies lose. Since I can bake cookies, but not write,,,please keep writing!

Sharon said...

Priceless

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My cookies tend to look like this too.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.