Friday, January 23, 2009

Scenes from my kitchen

So, you all know that I love to write. Duh. I mean, that would be pretty bad if I were a writer who hated writing. (Although, at one time, I was a lawyer who hated law. Hmmm. But, I digress....)

One thing that most people don't know about me is that I also love to cook. So, my hubby and I had our nephews over and I was cooking breakfast. One of my nephews was with me in the kitchen and was watching me make pancakes.

"Aunt Brenda," he asked. "How come everything you cook tastes so good?"

(Insert "aaawwww!" sound here.)

I was thrilled. It's always nice when someone appreciates the fact that you cook. And it's even better when the people you cook for really enjoy your food. But the fact that my five year old nephew thought that *everything* I cooked tasted so good was really just so wonderful for me. And now he wanted to know my secret ingredient. I thought for a second, and then told him my secret:

"Oh, sweetie," I said. "That's because I cook everything with love!"

"No, Aunt Brenda," he said. "That's because you cook everything with BUTTER!"


drey said...

Oh, Brenda! I did the "awwwww", then I bust a gut laughing. 5-year-olds are such know-it-alls! & I'd know - I have one myself...

& I know another lawyer who hated law. My hubby's a non-practicing member of the Wisconsin State Bar. Instead, he's a recruiter. =P

Kaye said...

Paula Deen has a fellow butter lover! Too cool. I loved it when someone asked her if it is healthy cooking with all that butter and she answered "I'm your cook, not your Dr. She is too funny, kind of like you Brenda.