Monday, September 20, 2010

My First Post

I am not a chef.  

I am not a writer.

So why the blog?

I'll admit, starting a blog was never on my list of things to do.  I figured if you were a blogger, you were conceited enough to think that your random thoughts were important to other people.  I mean, who reads these things anyway?

It turns out, I do.  My husband and I just moved from California to Texas for his job, and I don't have friends or a job to keep me busy.  As someone who's new to being a house-wife, I look at this as an opportunity to fine-tune acquire some homemaking skills.  I originally turned to the internet for help with sewing, and stumbled across some helpful sewing blogs.   Sewing is nice and all, but I'm a complete novice and haven't yet developed a love for it.  What do I really love?  Food.  Cooking.  Baking.  All of a sudden, it hit me--I could find blogs about food!

I've been a Cooking Light addict for years, and have gotten tired of finding the same old recipes when I search for new ones; so, I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for healthy living/cooking blogs.  There were many to choose from--and I'm still finding new ones!--but many were either too extreme (I don't have the money to restock my kitchen with all-natural/vegan/etc ingredients at this time) or not healthy enough (I don't use 1 cup of butter to saute green beans).

The husband suggested I start my own blog.

No, too scary.  People might not read it--or worse, they might read it and hate it.  Even worse: they might read it, hate it, and post a mean comment.

Do I have solid enough self-esteem for this?

Despite my fears, here I am.  I know there are better blogs with more beautiful pictures and more gourmet or delicious recipes.  But maybe there are people out there like me--people who like to cook, but are needing to find healthy options with items that can be found at any grocery store.  Maybe there are other women out there who are cursed with blessed with "hearty" hips and thighs and need to watch their calorie consumption (welcome! So good to know I'm not alone!).  Or, perhaps, some of you just want to minimize preservatives/fat/other junk in your diet.

Whatever your reason for being here: welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome, I know the feeling when I started last year I thought the same thing.. My posts are boring, my pictures could be better, than I looked at as it is a record of what I cook and if people don't like it oh well, Ill have a place where all my recipes are stored. As long as you enjoy it and have fun that's all that matter!!!