Sunday, September 18, 2011

The New Four Food Groups

So you're probably perplexed by the title, and you're probably skeptical about me and why you should waste your time on my meandering thoughts.  Hopefully I can pique your interest with a little random musings direct to you from my cranium...free of charge.  (I will further explain the title as it's not really time to divulge how I've come to be who I am present day.)

You see, the path of my culinary life has really been a product of boredom.  About seven years ago, I discovered Food Network!  Yes, I said Food Network.  What a fabulous invention that taps in to the forever hungry, tasty-craving creatures we are!  On a cold, dreary day, on a Saturday, (yes, I live in Texas and, yes, it's cold to us) dedicated to being "one" with the couch, I stumbled on this station via channel surfing.  Prior to this eventful day, I was convinced that my calling was to redesign a room of mine and a neighbor's with a budget of $1,000 a la Trading Spaces hosted by Paige Davis.  Since that never panned out (don't know why, although I never even tried to enter or send a submission), I concentrated on epicurean delights.

Although I probably had loads of laundry and dishes and kids' homework and blah, blah, blah to do, I sat there enthralled by the wonder of culinary delights.  I saw attractive "chefs" working magic with everyday meats and veggies and sauces and one-pot wonders.  Of course, I was a Better Homes & Gardens checkered cookbook afficionado and Hamburger Helper Hero and Rocking Taco Gourmet.  But on this winter day borne of boredom, I decided to become a gourmet genius.

So how do you take on this daunting task of becoming a culinary wizard?  Glad you asked.  Obviously I am new to blogging and the whole concept of sharing my thoughts with the world.  But I know two things:  I like to talk (a lot), and I love to cook.  Even if I encourage one single soul to be inspired by the things I've learned and have to offer, I've made some sort of impact on the world.

So, without further ado, here I am in all my humble glory.  Over the course of this blog (which may be a week or five years, who knows), I hope I can brighten your day, even if only slightly, with my random passing thoughts and maybe, if we're all lucky, I can share some experience with you, even if that experience is glory through failure!

Cindy

PS...My first insight into who I am....I LOVE BACON!!!!!

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