Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ticking clock.....

This post is not about food or cooking, just a bit of a rant.

I told you awhile ago that Mr. Lucky and I are moving to Salt Lake City, that time is getting closer and closer.  I am starting to panic, seriously panic. 

I have so much to do and I have no idea where to start.  Because I feel so overwhelmed I have done  nothing. Yea! Yea! I know that makes things worse but I just feel cemented.  I am wondering if part of me things that if I do nothing it will put off the move.  The rational and realistic part of me knows that this is definitely not the case. 

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hospital Food

Just saying "hospital food" makes most people instantly cringe, myself included.  Let's face it, hospital cafeterias (or cafeterias in general) are not known to have gourmet offerings.  It's the stuff of legend really.

Well, my dear father in law has been in the hospital for two agonizing weeks (and counting) so I have been eating more than my fair share of meals in the hospital cafeteria.  My mother in law has been staying at the hotel next door to the hospital and Mr. Lucky and I have been staying with her on a rotating basis.  This means that most days I have had all three meals here. 

I will give this particular hospital, Massachusetts General, some credit, not ALL the food is hideously bad.  The hamburgers are cooked to hockey puck status, the scrambled eggs are just bad and the mashed potatoes resemble a kindergartener's paste but most everything else is edible.  There is a huge salad bar, three types of soup daily and a pretty decent deli. 

Today, for lunch, I had roast turkey with squash and mashed potatoes. I left the potatoes behind but the turkey and squash were very good.  So, I will give credit where it is due and say that you won't starve if you have to come here.  I will also say that can not wait to have a real, home cooked meal.  SOON!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New jobs, new states and STRESS!

A few months ago Mr. Lucky applied for a new job.  It is an amazing opportunity and will be great for his career but it is taking us almost all the way across the country.  We are lifelong New Englanders and we're moving to Salt Lake City.  I am terrified and excited at the same time but most of all I really want to cook again.  Since he applied for this job we have been cleaning, purging and packing our house.  So that means I have been slowly and grudgingly packing up my kitchen.  

I thought it might be nice to have a break from cooking for awhile but it has kinda sucked.  I did ZERO holiday baking, we have had more delivery food than I ever want to eat again and I just feel a little lost. My kitchen is just a room I walk through to get to the living room these days.

You probably know that I love to cook but it's more than that.  I like to cook not just because I like to do it but because food makes people happy and I like to make people happy.  It is one of the only things I am good at and that I truly enjoy so it also makes me happy.  Am I making any sense here?

Cooking is my biggest stress reliever.  I can close out anything that is bothering me and make a risotto or a cake or even just a simple steak and all is right in the world for that little bit of time.  Right now, I have a lot of stress.  A LOT!  But no way to relieve it, even my cookbooks are packed up.  Needless to say, I am a bit on edge.  What I am able to do is think about all the amazing things I am going to make when I have a beautiful new kitchen.  It is helping..... a bit.

Sorry that this post is the first in quite awhile and it was nothing but a rant.  I just needed to get some things out. Can you help me out and tell me what you've been cooking??