If you’ve been following me on Facebook or seen some of my YouTube videos, you may have noticed that I’ve done some dabbling in the kitchen. It started a few months ago as a way to give the girls a break while Teri got stronger, but as it turned out, I kind of enjoy it. I’ve done some digging online for different recipes, wanting to try something not so every day. However, I have tried to stick with some one-dish creations, preferring casseroles or pastas to more elaborate meals. And, you’ll be happy to know, I haven’t poisoned anyone yet. The girls even claim to enjoy my cooking. Or perhaps it’s the fact I’m actually doing the cooking and they can prop their feet up.
Now, I’ll be honest; I merely cook a couple of meals a week: one dinner, one lunch, and a couple of breakfasts. I find them on the web and cut and paste the ingredients for the girls to add to their grocery list. They, on the other hand, have to put a whole lot more effort into it. They have to figure out the best meals for the week, making sure not to put too much of one thing in and not enough of the other. Crossing out one meal, they add another, making sure to balance it all right so we have some well-rounded delights when we sit down at the table.
In a way, I do the same with each story I write. Each type of story needs a certain grocery list of ingredients, an ounce of action, a teaspoon of humor, an overflowing cup of romance with a side of steam. Certain things to make the story a well-rounded read. Sometimes, I even wear an apron as I write. Of course, my cooking sherry is more like hot coffee and glasses of whiskey, but hey, we all have our own rituals when cooking. As a matter of fact, it’s time to pour another glass and hit the keyboard. Tonight’s menu calls for magic and elves.
Until next time, happy reading!
Robbie & the FGR Team