Monday, March 17, 2014

bread & wine

during our home buying process the one thing I kept telling Adam I wanted more than anything was a space to host. I wanted a large, open living room and kitchen where I could easily entertain and host events. I have always enjoyed hosting. It's my thing. luckily, my husband is the same way. we've always had an open door policy. There aren't many days that this home isn't filled with people besides the two of us. and we LOVE that. If it were up to us we would literally have people in our home every night.

this past week I read shauna niequist's book bread and wine and my hosting loving heart is was full. but while I love to have people over I don't so much love the cooking part. my kind of party is one where everyone brings appetizers...and then I go to the store and buy a veggie tray. or make buffalo chicken dip
(which I could do with my eyes closed at this point). but after reading this book it has made me realize that my fear in trying to cook comes from the fact that I don't think I'm good at it.. I have fallen into the lie that since I can't cook a 5 course meal that I can't cook anything. this is such a lie. and one that I've been trying to work through since we got married. I've decided that the only way I will ever be "good" at cooking is if I just try. what's the worst that can happen, right? : ) here's to tackling my (crazy stupid) fear!


8 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the cooking -- I always think I can't cook, so I make the same generic recipes over and over again, and being a picky eater doesn't help. But recently I've been trying out a lot more pinterest recipes, and I've realized I'm more creative than I thought! I'm sure you'll create great dishes!
    xo

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  2. I've seen so many posts about this book. I need to read it!

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  3. I'm reading this book next! I'm so excited for your cooking adventures! I can't wait to hear about it!

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  4. I struggle with even making hamburger helper...heaven help me when I'm a wife and need to learn to cook. Do you provide cooking lessons? :)

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  5. So excited for you to start cooking. It's so much fun! I would recommend following a recipe to a T the first time and then make notes so you know what to change if need be. Start simple and move up. You can do it!

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  6. Girl you've got this! I was the same way when we first got married as well, a bit concerned about my abilities...BUT once you dive in you start to realize how capable you truly are and in turn start to enjoy making meals for you and your hubby, and even those guests that y'all love to host! ;) And it is ALWAYS okay if it doesn't come out as planned sometimes, your love and effort are what are most recognized! Would love to email you some of our super simple (and of course budget friendly) favorites if you'd like!!

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  7. Girl, I can relate! Being married for two years now....it's so true! You start to build confidence in yourself as a cook. I wish I did cook more though....working full time and going to school has certainly put a damper on my time in the kitchen. Oh well, my hubby still loves me!

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  8. I just came across your blog and I absolutely love it and can't wait to follow along. I love to host too but for so long was afraid of cooking because I didn't think I was good at it. Little by little and after several so-so meals, I am finally find my niche in the kitchen and am starting to love it more and more, although still not a fan of the dishes :)

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