This weekend, at Daniel and Sarah's house, I got to watch Sarah cut up an apple. It was like art. I want to learn how to be in the kitchen with that much confidence. There is a local chef who sometimes offers little classes through the college, but they're always things like "slow cooker magic" or "easy weeknight dinners". I wish that she would offer a class on the little kitchen prep things that chefs do so well. That would be super fun for me.
I've been working on a big Christmas gift, so I won't be able to post pictures until after the holiday, but I do think that it is coming along nicely. I'm trying to be careful and not skip steps like I usually do.
I made my first pot holder, but I didn't put enough stuff in the middle, so I think it's actually pretty dangerous to have hanging around the kitchen, masquerading as a pot holder, but actually not protecting you from heat. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing.
I also made Shannon a little cover for her table, but I didn't take a picture of it.
I have my gifting almost all done, which is nice. Once I finish this project I'm working on, I'm looking forward to trying to bake some new things. I talked with Sarah about truffles, I think I'm going to try those, and I need to get started baking bread. I haven't ever, but I think once I do it, I'll be able to incorporate it into my regular baking life. Mom bakes bread ALL the time. I should be able to do that too. And there' nothing better than fresh bread, right out of the oven, making the house smell like home.
At school, I'm teaching the kids El Burrito Sabanero. (Does anyone know the meaning of the word "sabanero"? I can't figure it out) It's a carol about a donkey going to Bethlehem, a very common Mexican carol theme. During Kindergarten today, as we were all singing, I looked around at the kids, singing happily in Spanish, and remembered again that I have the very best job in the entire world.
Hope your day is also great.