Guess what I did this weekend? I cooked. And then I cooked some more. I think I spent 90% of the weekend in the kitchen. What’s even more surprising is I actually enjoyed the experience. Normally, I do like to cook, but I don’t like to spend HOURS in the kitchen. However, this turned out to be a fairly fun and therapeutic experience for me.
We had two big Thanksgiving events this weekend and both involved cooking something. The first event was hosted by my friend and her roommates. It was a potluck early Thanksgiving at their house. So I made two dishes for that – A corn and green bean casserole, and a pumpkin bar recipe I actually found via wordpress! Some bloggers really come up with great recipes. I could have made just one dish, but I felt ambitious.
That same day I also peeled, boiled, and mashed 15 lbs of garlic mashed potatoes for an early Thanksgiving dinner our church was hosting for people in the community the following day (Sunday). It was a great event and such a blessing to be able to help serve in that way.
I enjoyed cooking for both events. However, cleaning up afterwards, not so much. I wish I had taken a picture of my kitchen. NIGHTMARE.