I invited Leslie Avon on to share with us a few things about home cooking. Here’s what she has to say-
Do you ever find yourself looking at your kitchen thinking about how little time you spend in it really making food with passion? The kitchen is the heart of our home, but with the demands of daily living we tend to just nip in and out before snuggling up in our new favorite room, the living room.
Back in our grandparents day, homes were full of freshly cooked cornbread or delicious dinners bubbling away in the crock pot. The aromas were plentiful from breakfast to dinner and there always seemed to be action at this heart of a home. More families are working now and it can be hard to find the time to get our hands dirty and fill our own homes with these heavenly scents.
With modern living comes modern tech and the kitchen is one room that can be full of brilliant gadgets to speed up the process of creating delicious meals and snacks so there is no longer an excuse for just thinking about it, let’s start doing!
No home should be without a crock pot.
Whilst these little legends aren’t exactly new tech, they are having a real resurgence in lives today. The reason? Simplicity. Most meats will taste better with time but spending 3 hours in the kitchen stirring away, isn’t a reality for the average family. A crock pot enables you to chuck all your ingredients together in the morning, switch it onto low and then go.
Your family will walk in after work and school to the most heavenly smells and a ready to go dinner which tastes like you have been in the kitchen all day. There are tons of recipes available so check out our earlier guide to why this is a life essential
Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of freshly baked bread?
Whilst quick yeast and new world methods make it easy to produce a traditional handmade loaf, you can prepare it at night. Kneading by hand which is really therapeutic, then allow to rise over night before popping in the oven for breakfast. There are now tons of machines which can do the job for you.
We are talking everything, from mixing to kneading and baking! Check out this guide to the best bread machines of 2017 and then amaze your family with warm, crusty bread every morning.
Ice cream is a brilliant treat no matter what age you are.
However the more exciting flavors can be really expensive considering what goes in them! For a really quick and brilliant family dessert you can now have an ice cream maker at home. There are loads of flavors you can make from cookie dough to pistachio. The choices are endless! This is a great gadget for getting the kids involved too, have a look at these amazing ideas for making your own.
Invest in your kitchen and you will find the whole family coming together at meal times again. Drawn in by the smells or sounds, you’ll probably find yourself yelling a lot less when it’s time to sit and eat!
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.