This post is for you, so you will know how normal I am. Okay, let me rephrase that please, not how normal I am as we all know that is a stretch, but how normal our family life is at times and that every night at our home is not a feast. Tonight my family is having leftovers, nothing fresh made, but just “trying to move inventory” as I say. Repeat, leftovers…
My life, my passion, and my job is to cook and my blog is a way to share what inspires me about food and life. But, I also want you to know between the grand Holiday menu’s, catering, and dinner pick up’s, we are just normal too. There are days we have Chic-Fil-A, there are times we eat out, and there are on rare occasions, days I just don’t want to cook. There, I said it, it’s out there. Yes, there are a few days out of the year I just don’t want to cook. There are many days when I cook for everyone else, only to come home and wonder what I’ll feed my family for dinner because I sold out of everything. It doesn’t happen often, but I LOVE it when people want to cook for me! I buy Fritos, canned cinnamon rolls for busy breakfast days, and a big secret is that I love to get Lipton Onion Soup Mix, the dry one, and make onion dip with sour cream for the Fritos! My husband loves the Lipton meatloaf, and although I like my homemade better, I will occasionally make that for him, just ‘cuz he’s so darn sweet. See how normal we are, it isn’t always French dips with leftover standing rib roast, at least not every day!
We all have our interests & talents, and it definitely makes the world go around as the saying goes! I cherish the talents my friends have that I don’t, and without them I surely never would have had stylish jeans, a trendy handbag for the season, medical advice a phone call away, or design questions answered. My intent in sharing recipes, menu’s and ideas is to inspire you and give you ideas, and it fillls a space in my life I didn’t realize was there until I began writing on my blog. I by no means am Martha Stewart. I am Julia, it is just what I do, and I thank you for being a part of it.
Enjoy, the best of food and life, everyday, and the leftovers, too!