Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Daughter's Blog

My oldest daughter, Kerry, has had a very exciting year and a half.

She got engaged in December 2012-
She got a new job in April 2013-
She got married in August 2013-
She quit her job in August 2014-

She took a wildly courageous leap and started culinary school in August 2014-
She started a foodie blog in August 2014!!
(She was also born in August-a true Leo!)
August is definitely her month to shine!

All fabulously great things!
A mother can brag, right?

Kerry has always loved watching the Food Network, like many of us-
 She graduated from college and moved to Baltimore, Maryland 2 weeks later.
On her own, (our little Mary Tyler Moore) in her little apartment,
 a "short" 5 hour drive away from home-
She cooked a bit, but mainly to survive.

Two years later, NYC was where she landed with her "bestie" from college.
That's truly when her love for cooking truly began.  She would make "Sunday dinners" for her friends.
She had no fears in the kitchen, creating scrumptious meals over the next couple years-
I do recall one meal she spoke of where cinnamon was used "generously"!!  Her boyfriend, (now husband),
survived the meal and even encouraged her on this tremendous leap!

After years of working 60+ hrs a week and readily available by phone 24/7,
she wanted a change- 
 Her love of creating meals had grown by leaps and bounds- 
entertaining groups of friends was something she looked forward to and did often.

August 1st was her last day working at her office- gone are the 5 inch heels and designer suits and
 replaced with chef whites and running shoes-

It is written with humor and self deprecation at its best!  As I read each incredibly well written post, I can't help but beam with pride at the woman she has become and I am anxiously awaiting further misadventures of the next "Julia" to unfold.

Go check out her newbie blog, more than just food, good Irish girl humor as well!
By the way, she learned none of her cooking skills from me-
only how to make a table look pretty!
Take care, gotta fly-