My Family Underestimates My Ability to Screw Up a Recipe

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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“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.

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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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