When I started writing for The Kitchen Party, I was pretty confident in the kitchen and fairly sure that I didn’t have that much more to learn. It’s been startling to realize how much I didn’t know – pressure cookers are all kinds of amazing, I cannot make a good pie crust, people will send you weird hate mail whenever you write about allergy stuff, and a good espresso maker
will make my husband practically sob with happiness. It’s been a lot of fun.
I think that what we end up eating as a family says a lot about who we are as a family – from our Valentine’s Day dinner at McDonald’s (we asked the kids where they wanted to go and voila.), to the fondue we had last night for supper and the mashed sweet potatoes that The Baby is eating right this very moment. You could get a very accurate recipe for who our family is from that: haphazard, child-centered, fun-loving, and REALLY fond of sweet potatoes. And I am – in writing those words – happy with who we are, even if it does mean having to eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning for the rest of my life, apparently.
I’m grateful to urbanmoms.ca and to Cuisinart for giving me this opportunity, and I’m grateful to all of you for reading and commenting over the past two years. I’ve really enjoyed it.