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Queen Of The Kitchen

Julia Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian Natio...

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I am the only woman in my home – since my daughter left home about three years ago.  What this means is this:

I set the emotional tone in the home.

I can act irrational and my ‘boys’ just look at each other and shrug their shoulders.

I am in mid-life.  Yeah – you get the picture.

I am the nurturer and care giver – kissing all the ‘boo boo’s’ providing soft soothing words of comfort, and  tea or soup to make it better.

I have lots of personal space – no one questions me.

I can get away with crying at sappy movies – or even those that aren’t sappy.

But most of all –


This may not sound like too much to you – but believe me.  It’s huge.  Two women in the same kitchen does not make for pretty relationships.  I am alone and rule with authority.  My husband (the King) is great at following behind me and cleaning up my many messes.  As long as I cook – he is quite happy to do this.

Now I am aware that the greatest chefs in the world are men – but in our home I am Julia Child.

I am picky about how I chop things – taking extra care that no skin or rind gets into the pan.  My ‘boys’ are not so picky – so I give them other jobs.  It is better that way.

I am patient when it comes to bringing things to a boil – and being careful to stir so things don’t burn.  My ‘boys’ are not so patient – they are in a hurry.

Great cooks are not in a hurry.  And neither am I.

I love my slow cooker.  We are very good friends.

I experiment with different healthy meals – and they usually turn out really well!

I made baked eggplant covered with marinara sauce for dinner last week – and it was like a healthy lasagna.  Only my husband didn’t know if my 19-year-old son would like it – (no meat) – and took a look at the peculiar looking dish – then told our son  he should probably pick up a hamburger on his way home.  Can you believe that?  WELL I NEVER!!  And the thing was – my eggplant was really good.  Hmph!  I still get a good chuckle over that!

But they still keep coming back – there are just some things they can’t make as well as I can.  Oh they can make breakfast items – and grill to perfection – but in everything else that requires experience and patience – that is left to me.  So Queen of the kitchen I shall remain ♥

Eggplant anyone?


God Bless


Comments on: "Queen Of The Kitchen" (6)

  1. My dd also left home 2 1/2yrs ago now. I’m the only woman left here too, but i’m the only one who lcealns messes and I’d give anything to have my dd back with me in the kitchn.

  2. Very nice Cindy. I bow to to the queen ::bowing:: 🙂 I love Julia Child and she will reign forever. Nice post, nice kitchen.

  3. Greg Holman said:

    I gladly defer to Queen Cindy in all matters related to all “kitchendom” – we are your loyal subjects your majesty!
    Believe me, its a small price to pay to do the clean up afterwards, and I am very glad to do it – I’m kind of finicky anyway about keeping things clean (and loading the royal dishwasher correctly of course!).
    I did like the part near the beginning about kissing the boo-boos; cause you know me…I get lots of lip boo-boos!
    Your loyal servant,

    • ♥♥♥ You’ve got that right about loading the dishwasher correctly – Shawn and I just stand back – WAY BACK and let you finish. It’s better if we let you.

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