Thoughts on My Impending Nuptials
First of all, I really didn’t think that was how “nuptials” was spelled. But that’s not the point of this post.
In just a few weeks, I’ll be living in Western Massachusetts, finally married to my Man after an 18 month, long distance engagement. It’ll be a big change from living with my parents, but it’s one I’m very much looking forward to. I’m so happy to be marrying him.
As a married woman, I plan to cook a lot more than I have been recently. I’m looking forward to only having to run my meal choices by only one person, and he’s pretty much agreed to try anything once (he even loves beans!). My plan is to only eat meat once or twice a week, which is going to take a ton of thinking ahead. But it’ll be delicious, healthy, fun and hopefully result in a lot more blog posts! That said, don’t expect much in the way of posts for the next couple weeks…things are busy here at wedding central!
My Man is much more into working out than I am. I was pretty good about getting to the gym when I was in college, but since moving home my exercising has been sporadic at best (though I have been taking yoga and loving it since this winter). I’ve been feeling guilty about my lack of activity lately, so it’ll be great to live with someone who already has an established routine. My Man has grand plans to walk frequently, possibly join the gym and act as my workout conscience. It should be really good. I’ll keep you posted.
I was surprised by not one, but two, bridal showers this week. Wonderful presents came my way, the most remarkable of which are a set of pots and pans from my parents and a KitchenAid stand mixer from my future mother-in-law (she must love me!), and half of our requested place settings of Fiesta dishes. We also received cutting boards, glasses, a Crockpot, aprons, and a lot of other wonderful things that I’m not trying to reduce in value because I’m not mentioning them, but I suspect the world at large doesn’t need to know every gift I unwrapped. I’m really excited to get into my kitchen to use all my new stuff. Cooking is even more fun when you’ve got shiny new toys to do it with.
If there’s one thing on my registry that I really want though, it’s a Cuisinart food processor. I realize it’s not the most frugal gift request, but I use my mother’s all the time and I can’t imagine creating some of my recipes without one.
What’s your most essential kitchen gadget? Any last minute must haves to add to my registry?