“Ow, I think I chipped a tooth.”
“Shut up, you did not.”
Well, maybe Andrew actually did chip his tooth biting into my baked potato.
You see, my family consistently underestimates my ability to screw up a recipe.
Well, it’s usually not the recipe itself that’s the problem.
It’s that I get distracted and forget that I have something on the stove or in the oven.
Seriously, I’ve baked potatoes before that are hard as rocks.
I’ve baked brownies that break a knife trying to cut into them.
I’ve cooked pancakes that could double as Frisbees.
I do have a handful of staple recipes that I’m actually really good at.
I will put my vegan mashed potatoes (no, they do not taste vegan) up against any buttery Thanksgiving mashed potatoes any day. Even my daughter, who is a devout omnivore, loves them.
And my vegan coleslaw is also a huge hit.
I just happen to have other priorities in my life than cooking meals.
I mean really. Don’t you find cooking the least bit monotonous?
You plan a mean. You shop for it. You cook it. You eat it. You clean up from it.
Then, you get to do it all over again in a few hours.
I guess I don’t see the lasting benefit of it since you have to keep doing it over and over again.
And I do not enjoy the process of it.
I’d much rather be out running the trails.
***I’d much rather be working with my clients designing and deploying a kick-butt Family Succession Plan that will have lasting positive and money-saving effects for their loved ones.***
At least Family Succession Plans only have to be updated every so often as family circumstances, the law, or desires change.
Thank goodness I have a very supportive husband who actually loves to cook and he’s really good at it.
The deal in our house goes like this:
Andrew cooks. I clean up.
I cook….I clean up.
So, I may as well let Andrew cook.
It’s safer for everyone in our family too.
Kristen “Never Underestimate Me” Marks
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