Friday, January 08, 2010

"Cooking and Enjoying Yourself"

"It is worth deciding whether your goal, generally speaking, is really to get in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible. If you start out begrudging the time you give to cookery, you are going to create a false contest between cooking and enjoying yourself."

--Cheryl Mendelson, Home Comforts


Polly said...

Oh, I've been in the middle of that false contest for years! One thing that has helped in the last year has been greatly simplifying my cooking and not using many recipes. Healthy, basic, and not too *involved.*

pequenita1 said...

What a wonderful quote! I have lately discovered how fulfilling and satisfying it is to plan and execute a healthy delicious meal for those you love the most. When you stop treating it like drudgery it really becomes fun! -Lucy

Laura said...

These very words
are highlighted in my copy
of this complete domestic tome.

I need the encouraging,
mind transforming reminder
from time to time

~ thanks, Anna.
{{* *}}

Lisateresa said...

This is very true, and something which I'm trying even harder to remember this new year.

Jennifer said...

That is one of my goals for this year. I really do enjoy cooking, but sometimes it is a race to get a nutritious meal on the table for all six of us. I want to take the time and enjoy it more.

Julian said...

julie and julia is a great movie. I love to cook!
Christina Gomez

Kate said...

When I finally realized this fact, I found I love to cook delicious things for my family. I applied the idea to all my homemaking. It's all enjoyable except cleaning up after a sick child.

silly lilly's said...

Great post, and by the way, I loved the video of Bella. Wow, unbelievable voice.

Anonymous said...

Too true!.....I wish I had Cheryl Mendelson's book, but I check it out of our public library every now & then. Very good, comprehensive book. It's so full of practical advice, & has a nice, down-to-earth, chatty text. Even the introduction is fun & interesting to read!


Mrs. White said...

lovely quote!

Mrs. White

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