Shhhhh….I’ve been in the kitchen

Quick post..but just had to share.

Nocturnal nature has hit hard and I have struggled the last two weeks to sleep when most of the world is sleeping.   Yesterday I gave up.  I went to bed a 6:30pm and thus woke up at 11pm.

Wide awake.

I have gotten a lot done.   And started dinner.   And this is beyond a quick fix dinner.

Now I have made no secret to the fact that the kitchen and I are just not friends.   Never really was taught to cook and honestly didn’t have much desire too.  Paul is an excellent cook and he picked up that slack.  But now I find I am looking at recipe websites.

I started baking seriously again two years ago when I needed a creative outlet after surgery kept me from my studio for awhile.   And I am proud to say that my kids now ask for my special “Ginger Crack” cookies.   (don’t worry…one of the “to do” things this month is to make a  recipe page on the website…Ginger Crack will be there)

isCAL5XOEASo back to why I am so excited and decided to post this quick post.

I just put together my own version of Cranberry Pork Roast in the slow cooker.  Made some modifications.  And didn’t have cranberry jelly but did have a bag of whole cranberries so cooked them down for an hour with some water and sugar.   YES!  I did this.

Ok…maybe not an earth shattering to most for me who has a motto of “I can mess up boiling water” this is truly noteworthy.

’til later,





8AM UPDATE: So apparently at 3am when I wrote this blog I forgot to push post.   So I am happy to report we woke up to a lovely aroma and it will be mashed potatoes and cranberry pork for lunch/dinner!



9 Responses to “Shhhhh….I’ve been in the kitchen”

  1. Pat M says:

    I am not really good in the kitchen at all. Mark has been cooking for a long time. But, now that he has been diagnosed with a variety of issues, I may need to learn as “healthy eating” is not his strong suit. 🙂

  2. Shirley Wells says:

    I love the smells that come from a crock pot full of lunch/dinner!

    Also, is this the place to comment so that I can be entered in your next giveaway? Hope so!

  3. Becky says:

    I work so many hrs out of the home & long to be in my kitchen, but as soon as I get home I have to quickly start working on customer orders. That’s soon to change! Gonna do some cooking & projects I want to do!

  4. Carole Sullivan says:

    when I married the first time—all I did was cook–my husband did not—then I divorced him and met John and his tastes are so very simple that I dont have to do anything special for him. for a good part of the year it is too hot to do much in the afternoons anyway….now baking is a whole different story..there are about 4 months of the year that I really do enjoy this–especially when I dont heat up the whole house to do it!!!

  5. Cindy DeLacey says:

    Yeah I got the math problem right!!! That sounds delicious!! Can you post that cotton candy cookie recipe???

  6. Candy says:

    I have been known to start the crockpot at bedtime and have dinner for breakfast!

  7. Carol says:

    Cranberry pork roast sounds like the perfect fall dish. I’ll be watching for your instructions.

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