They are cute, but after tasting them all I can say is yuck! That made me start thinking about cooking from scratch. I know that for many a store bought item that they bake in the oven is as close to home cooking as they get.
Yesterday Megan and I made some noodles to complete our chicken and noodles dinner.
It didn't take long to make them and what fun it was from Megan to knead the dough.
I use to find cooking from scratch a little intimidating. Sometimes I still do. I was looking for perfection and that isn't necessarily what cooking from scratch is about. I have learned I am not nor will I ever be as perfect as Martha Stewart. That many magazine and cookbook pictures are doctored. Yes, it is real food, but many times they do unrealistic things like use eye droppers for the perfect look of sauce or butter. Sometimes cheese is put on one shred at a time for the perfect look. Talk about setting us homemakers up for failure!
What I have learned is that the more you do something the better you become at it. The more I make homemade pizza crust the better I get at making the crust look like it might have come from a pizza restaurant.
Sometimes an item is a complete miss! This tomato soup was okay before I canned it and not so great when it was all done.
Even Megan tells me how much better homemade is. It makes my heart sing when I hear her say "Mama you make the best pizza!" It makes me happy to know that I made the item, I know what is in it and I can see my family enjoy it. I encourage you to get in the kitchen and just do it! If I can I know that you can too.
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!