Martha Stewart Sunday
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Since I learned to cook 7ish years ago, Sunday has always been my favorite day to prep veggies and food for the week. When I lived in Seattle, I used to take a morning walk around the farmer's markets, picking up a variety of veggies, fruits and meats. I'd then chop onions, celery, carrots, etc and store them in bowls for use in the week.
I affectionately call it my "Martha Stewart Sunday".
A long time ago, I didn't like Martha Stewart. I couldn't relate to her. Her cooking and crafts seemed so out of my league.
Then I learned to cook. As my cooking repertoire expanded, I found myself wanting to learn more advanced cooking styles and flavors. As I started eating at some really fantastic Seattle restaurants, I wanted to learn how to recreate them. Thus, I came to be a Martha convert. I totally get her now.
Fall is my favorite season for cooking. Summer months I prefer raw salads, vegetable side dishes and fruits because of the short prep time and no stove/oven required. Fall, however, opens up possibilities for my favorite foods. Stews and soups that fill the house and soul with warmth and aroma.
Some of the items I'll be making this week are chili, butternut squash soup, braised lamb marsala, and cuban shredded beef. I have a really fabulous 'formula' for making easy gourmet tasting soups I learned from Fine Cooking magazine that I will share soon.
I am still on the hunt for a new job. I have an interview on Tuesday, and another lead to follow up on in the week. I am also moving forward on a possible new direction. I'm looking into some freelance options. Also, I've been toying with the idea of creating a mobile application. I've settled on an idea that combines my love of cooking, eating and programming, and I'm really excited to get started!