Happy Epiphany!

King cake season has begun. In other news, the US capitol was stormed for the first time since 1812 in the effort to disregard the votes of most of the people who voted in a legitimate election after the president spread information he knew was false. I think I would rather focus on the king cake.

Soggy.

Today was one of the rainiest days I have seen in all of the two decades and change I have spent in the state of Washington. If you know anything about how much it rains here, you know that is a lot. I hope that I feel invigorated or at least more enthusiastic in my attack of my to-do list in the morning or the afternoon or the following morning..

Mise En Place.

This was my daughter’s first mise en place. She took a culinary art class this semester and it is really bringing her out of her shell. She is preparing for her final assignment and is far more confident and comfortable in the kitchen (and in life) than she was when this course began. I am so thankful for the class experiences like these that my children have had online, even if it meant that I had to be a sous chef. After all, I did learn an awful lot about cooking by being one of my mother’s assistants.

Hello 2021.

Happy New Year! Last week I heard it said that 2020 was an unexpected year and I think that it is the most accurate description I have heard. I am so thankful to be moving forward into 2021, but after last year, I have no expectations, except that I will be open to the best and prepared for the worst in every situation.