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Burning it Up on the Burner

On top of having to cook dinner, I am now doing lunches for the kids as well and let me tell you that making two meals a day can break the deepest of love for culinary work.

At this point, I am copying, pasting, printing and writing down any recipe I can find on the Internet and my cook books and clipping them to the wall near my kitchen. Like such.

If I make something delicious and I think it's a keeper, I would actually keep it in a folder and save it into my Cookpad page to share it...and so that I can refer back to it later when I am out of ideas.

I have quite a few cookbooks at hand to help me along but I use other apps to find ideas too - Youtube, BigOven, Cookpad, Allrecipes and TasteMade are ah-ma-zeeng! I am right there, ready to bookmark anything that looks interesting. =)

At this point, when I cook, I am hardly thinking anymore. I am just popping things into bowls, pans and cookware according to what's printed on the recipes and go. It's the only way I can have enough time to do my other work, which includes housework. Granted, I am not the fussy type when it comes to housework. Thank God. LOL

But one of the things that I think makes life easier for me is bulk cooking. Before I head out anywhere, I would quickly glance through the recipes to see if I need to grab anything from the store and note it down in my phone. This way, I know I have what I want for the week.

So far so good...the kids are not complaining. They're not complainers because I've raised them that way. If my cooking sucked, chances are, they would suck it up and just eat it because I have seriously given them hell for complaining before. XD And they love me too much to hurt my feelings or stress me out even more.

To manage the home, prepare meals, work and pay bills all at the same time? I am no superwoman.

Still trying to get it all figured out here but I have a newfound respect for people who do this on an everyday basis. The cooks, kitchen helpers, the moms, maids and people who prepare home-cooked food for their families, YOU GUYS ROCK. I've always loved cooking but to be pressured with so much of it is a whole new ballgame.

Salute to all you people who does this every single day! *tabik*

I am still easing into it, trying to find my footing and it feels a little like stepping onto a tightrope.



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