Back in the Kitchen

 

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Unfortunately, it had been a couple weeks since I cooked an entire meal from scratch. This week we ended up with apples, onions, and pork chops that needed to be used, so what a perfect storm for Martha Stewart’s Pork chop recipe with apples and onions! I’ve posted the recipe before, so I won’t waste your time with a repeat post… but as I was cooking in the kitchen, I genuinely felt happy.

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For most people, cooking is a chore and some thing to dread at the end of a day. It seems for me, that the more exhausted I am, the more I seek solace in the kitchen. In a lot of ways it is a creative outlet, as well as being an opportunity for me to provide some thing for my family. Plus, I love cooking infinitely more in my new, gorgeous kitchen. I am particularly fond of my ovens [now that I learned how to use them]. I mean, check out these beautiful golden-brown potatoes… Thank you, broil! 13567395_10153734747861239_721275762438517242_n

It has been an exhausting week. I started taking Zumba classes, I have been running errands with the girls, going to doctors appointments, and every thing else life throws at us on any given week. Cooking and working out have really helped me from feeling overwhelmed. Photography has helped, too, especially when I have such an adorable model. J surprised me with tickets to see The Shallows tonight, so I have an unexpected date to look forward too. Yes, this week has been tough but also rewarding in so many little ways. I hope yours has been too!

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