The Insecure Cook
The original name for this blog before I decided on Stacey Snacks was The Insecure Cook.
I bought the domain name, set up the blog, but never used it.
Thinking back, I am not sure why I changed my mind on the name, but it was a unanimous decision.
I have always been an insecure cook. Must be in the genes.
My grandmother would wear a "shift" over her clothes (with her diamonds of course), and serve everyone huge meals.
After second helpings, she would walk around the table again with the big spoon and if you refused a THIRD helping of whatever she was dishing out, she would say "What's the matter, you didn't like it?".
No Grandma, we are so stuffed, we are going to EXPLODE!
I am the same way.
If you don't tell me as soon as the food has touched your lips that it is the BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER EATEN AND PLEASE MAY I HAVE THE RECIPE AND TAKE SOME HOME?, then I may start to cry.
I always ask my husband as he is trying something for the first time, "Is it good? Do you like it? Should I make it again?". I think he wants to kill me.
Recently I went to a blogger dinner in Brooklyn with some really accomplished cooks, one being a professional chef. I brought a French meatloaf terrine, and before anyone took a bite, I told them how it wasn't any good, and didn't come out as good as I expected. So don't even bother eating it.
I really am going to make an effort to be better and stop being so insecure in the kitchen, otherwise this blog is changing its name.
* photograph courtesy of Cheryl McLaughlin Photography titled MY INSECURITIES