I have been studying some cookbooks and experimenting in the kitchen. Ironically, we do not have a toaster. So we have been using the broiler to make toast. One of the first times I was attempting this, my hand touched the burning element. I felt the heat and quickly moved my hand, but it did not really hurt. Stunned, I just stood there looking at my hand. Andrew grabbed me and put my hand under water. My skin was all crusty and I thought it was food or something stuck to my hand. No, it turns out the crusty part was my fried skin! After this incident, some kind friends bought us a toaster : )
I hope cooking is usually awkward in the beginning of a marriage, because it has been for me! Our house is especially small (the kitchen/dining room/living room/computer are all in one big room) so when I cook Andrew is usually close by. I was nervous to make mistakes. In preparing for one breakfast, I burned the toast to a nice charcoal black, forgot to butter the poached egg tray so they would not come out unless they were scraped, and the cream of wheat was lumpy because I poured it into the boiling water too quickly. I felt so incapable. The good news is, on Saturday I attempted this same breakfast and everything went perfectly! So I guess I learn from my mistakes.
We have had such good company over the last few weeks. Our good friend, and one of my bridesmaids, Becky "Perky" Jordon, came over for some chicken over rice. We also had the company of Patrick Sherrard. He has been a lifeguard all summer and he had some good stories of saving drowning kids. My grandparents came over for the first time since my parents moved to Bremerton. It was great to show the. Tom, Carrie, and Clare Herring have also come over a couple of times for dinner, games, and watching the Republican Convention.
One of the biggest highlights of the last few weeks was this weekend. Mom and dad St.Hilaire came down to visit us. We had such a wonderful time with them! It was really neat to show them our home. I even cooked a meal for them and did not make any mistakes! I am really getting more comfortable cooking. I just need to learn a wider variety of recipes. On Saturday, we had both of our parents over for dinner. We are so blessed that our parents really get along well with each other. I told Andrew that we don't really need to talk when we are all together because they all have so much in common.
So now that we are settled in, if you are in the Bremerton area, give us a call!