My Wonderful Day!

Today was a wonderful day! I got to spend it doing something I love….cooking for my family.

I just love to cook.

Okay, let me be totally honest. I love to cook when I have an entire day to devote to it. I love going through my cookbooks, looking for some new recipe to try. I even love going to the grocery store (a chore I usually abhor) and taking my time, walking up and down the aisles at a leisurely pace, picking out just the right items I need to make my perfect meal.

And today was one of those days.

Jenna (my daughter-in-law) bought me a kitchen torch quite a while back and I hadn’t used it yet. I needed butane and I finally got around to getting some. So, I told her I would cook dinner for her and Josh tonight and make Creme Brulee for dessert.

Creme Brulee…..oh my….is there anything better? It is my favorite dessert.

I also made Rosemary Focaccia bread and for the main course…..Penne Pasta with Shrimp in a Tomato Creme Sauce! Heaven.

No wonder I am 20 pounds overweight….oh well, I will worry about that tomorrow (I’m channeling Scarlett, can you tell?)

While I was making the bread dough and the custard, I watched Baby Boom with Diane Keaton.

I just love that movie.

Then I used my new speaker that syncs my music from my I-phone and I-Pad (thanks Jake-a-roo!) and listened to Rod Stewart while I cooked dinner, enjoying a new bottle of red wine that I got for Christmas. Not the whole bottle by myself….there is some left….enough for an elf…no, just kidding!

It was a most perfect day.

I know. Many of you probably think I’m crazy or weird. Even I wonder why God couldn’t have made me like running as much as I do cooking.

Nope, no such luck.

And even learning that my cousin’s three little boys, that I hugged and kissed all over last night for at least 2 hours, tested positive for the flu today, couldn’t damper my mood. Not in the least! I just took some vitamins, swigged some orange juice and kept on cooking. Aren’t they cute?

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Then, right before Josh and Jenna arrived, the most beautiful orange sky appeared as the sun was setting, right outside my kitchen window… as if God was smiling on me….so I ran and took a picture of it.

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Gorgeous.

Later, Josh and Jenna (who were smart enough to get their flu shots) came over and we ate dinner and enjoyed the Creme Brulee.

It was sublime.

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Yes, it was a beautiful, wonderful, most perfect day.

Now, if you could please do me one small favor and pray that I don’t get the flu, I would be most grateful….

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