Ummm…I forgot to put on pants. It was one of those rare ‘stay in your pajamas’ days. The kids were going to do morning chores, leaving me free to hibernate until afternoon. I was comfortably ensconced on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book, and fresh muffins. Then, my phone rang. It was one simple sentence. Grace (breathlessly): The sheep are out. Not only were they out, they were ALL out. They were in the big pasture where our horses graze, including the horse that hates sheep.
Let’s kick off our Outfitting in the Kitchen series with Potluck Survival 101. Remember, we’re considering recipes we can plan in advance, like outfits to wear to specific events. In this series, potluck food is a lot like business casual or Sunday night church clothes. This type of food should be pretty and good quality, but not too fancy. It should also be easy to transport, like comfy work shoes versus great heels.
What do your recipes and your LBD have In Common? I work in a very specialized pediatric ICU. Our team is intelligent and well-educated. They’re the people I would trust to care for my child if I was on the other side of the hospital bed. However, many of these nurses’ educations didn’t include much lab time in the kitchen. There are exceptions, but quite a few are ‘cooking-o-phobic’. A few years ago, I brought cinnamon rolls to a work potluck. Several ladies asked me where I bought them. I explained, that I made them. The group was impressed.