I was going to write about my great improvement in the world of technology until I failed in my attempt to attach a picture to this post. Obviously, I have made no advancement in that area, so instead I will talk about my improved cooking skills.
Now, I’m no Julia Child. I’m not even Julia Child of God from “Nunsense.” But I have learned how to use chicken stock, cream cheese and all sorts of other fattening cheeses while cooking.
I blame it all on Facebook. In the last year or so, Facebook friends post things that start out, “You won’t believe how easy this is …” Or, “This is so delicious and easy to make.”
You’d think after nearly six decades on this planet I wouldn’t need easy when I cook, but that’s exactly what I’m looking for and that’s exactly what I’m finding on Facebook.
My latest adventure was potato soup. You have to love anything whose first ingredient is frozen hashbrowns. Of even more import, this called for the use of a crockpot which I used for the very first time. I got one at an auction years ago but had never taken it out for a test drive, mostly because I could not think at 7:30 a.m. what I might like to be eating at 6 p.m. It was difficult enough to pour my morning cereal without throwing things in a crockpot.
But in retirement, I have a more slow paced attack on life and have plenty of time to ponder dinner. So I put together this crockpot soup and it was tasty and I was just thinking how I’d be willing to make it again when I dropped the crockpot lid on the kitchen floor. The floor is maple,so, yes, the lid shattered.
Don’t worry, crockpot fanatics, because the lidless crockpot did not prove to be a recipe for a disaster. I went digging through my auction stash and found a lid for a casserole dish that fits just fine.
The moral of the story: I’m improving as a cook but I will always be a klutz.