Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cooking by Committee

I love gathering with friends, making a meal together...we call it "Cooking by Committee". Give me a knife and I'm happy to chop, a pan and a spoon - I'll stir 'til you tell me to stop. It's so much fun to create a fabulous meal while chatting and catching up, unless I'm in charge! I had a dear friend who was a fabulous cook and she was always so relaxed in the kitchen, something I need to work on.
Multi-tasking in other areas of my life? No problem!
Cooking and chatting in my own kitchen? Problem! I get totally confused, lost, distracted...and something usually gets burned.
I think the trick is to just smile and nod...and keep my eyes on the stove!


Blushing hostess said...

Hold on there, Sister. Champagne and patron?! My invite ust have been lost in the mail! Be well :) The Hostess

bobbie said...

What a fabulous photo! And what a great ting to do. I don't think I've ever had that pleasure.

tami said...

I like your new header, I better get outside and check my snow drops.
Can't wait for Saturday night...Happy Valentine's Day sweetie!

quilly said...

I can cook and visit, no problem.

I can share my kitchen or someone else's, no problem (in fact, before college I cooked in a hospital).

I am not allowed to read and cook, or look at the internet and cook. If I do, something is sure to get crispied that wasn't supposed to be.

Cote de Texas said...

omg - your sailing vacation sounds fabulous!!! you are soooo lucky!!! just beware of pirates this year hah!!!

thanks for the comment - much appreciated!

theSNAPsisters said...

Sounds like fun-where there is food there is fun!

Diane Mandy said...

Cooking by committee--I love that expression! And as long as there is wine, I'm down with it!

Lori said...

I love cooking with friends!~

One time I canned with my friend when I was pregnant. I was teaching her how. When we were done she mopped my kitchen. I was so grateful!