Monday, November 12, 2012
Gratitude Post #12
Today I am grateful that my mother in law inspired me to become a better cook. My mom did her fair share of teaching me to be a good cook, don't get me wrong, and she has a slew of people that love her cooking, especially any kind of bread that she makes. But my mother in law has a natural talent for gourmet cooking and presentation of food. I remember when Kevin and I were still newlyweds and she was showing me recipes and took me to fancy grocery stores and what to buy. She expanded my cooking skills so that I love entertaining, and I mean like when people come over to have dinner at our house, not like one of Chloe's friends told Kevin that I was after I was their chaperone to Catalina Island. I love having people over so that I can try new fancy recipes out on and then wow them with what I have done. I feel very close to domestic. Her influence also extends to my daughters. I know that Chloe loves to go see her grandma and get one on one time to learn how to cook and craft, etc, that I don't always seem to have. And Olivia, well, she is a mini Cathy. If I say the word "party", she has a plan already in place for every aspect from the decorations, to the meal, to the party favors, to the entertainment. Thank you, Cathy, for being a positive influence on me and my daughters.