Hi everyone! Was just feeling thankful this morning for all the good things that are going on here at Foodielicious. And when I was in the kitchen the other day making pot roast, it reminded me of when my love of food and cooking began. Just thought I would share.
Most of my earliest childhood memories came from a kitchen or around a table. (I guess I was always a foodie…even when it wasn’t cool.) I can still remember exactly how both my grandma’s houses would smell at the Holidays when they were making all the staples. I even came up with my pot roast recipe off of smell, I didn’t stop tweaking the recipe until my house smelled just like my Grandma Sabaj’s used to smell when she would make it. Mmmmmm…if I could turn that smell into a freaky pot roast candle…I would! That’s how much I love the aromatics that come off that slow cooked piece of heaven.
I started my cooking adventure at the ripe old age of 10 when I used to watch Sarah’s Secrets, Yan Can Cook and Julia Child re-runs. Yeah…cool kid over here! The very first thing I ever made from scratch was crepes and to this day, it is one of my favorite things to eat and make! Yum! My mom came home to a very cheesily garnished plate of crepes one day when she got home from work and looked both terrified (that I used the stove when she wasn’t home) and impressed. Then she tasted them and was pleasantly surprised that they were actually edible and not that bad. And that was it for me…waiting to see the look on her face and get her feedback, I was hooked! I wanted to make food for everyone and get their reaction. And just to make people smile, really.
I’ve really been cooking/baking ever since with TONS of mishaps and food tragedies but all those things have made me the confident woman in the kitchen I am today! Just thought I would share a bit of my back history to hopefully show everyone what Making Food Memories means to me. Hope you all have a great rest of your week!