The idea of starting a blog has been in the back of my mind for a few years now. In the past I have always ended up talking myself out of it. “I don’t have the time to set aside for this.” “No one cares enough to read it.”
Well enough was finally enough. The one constant throughout all these years was a name and an idea.
“Table For Five” – the ups and downs of a family of 5.
I’ve built on this a lot throughout the years. Recently I have developed a passion for baking.
*side note – I will use the word passion a lot throughout this blog. You will probably start to question if I truly know the meaning of the word or not. 😄*
This stemmed from watching a truly brilliant show on Netflix – The Great British Bake Off. I’ve watched my fair share of American cooking shows and everything is about competition in a mean spirited way. The Great British Bake Off reminded me what baking and cooking was all about. Bringing people together. Creating memories.
My kids love to bake thanks to my mom. She has had them in her kitchen with a whisk in hand since they were old enough to walk. My wife and I, unfortunately, were/are clueless when it comes to baking. So we decided it’s time to learn.
We cook homemade meals most days, except when the chaos kicks in. Any opportunity we have to find alternative recipes for healthy meals we jump at the chance. Pinterest is amazing for this and is our inspiration board. Cooking, we are good at, but not great (although I think my dad may disagree with this on some meals). Our kids on the other hand are pretty clueless. So we are upping our game.
We are going to start a journey, and document along the way, as we learn and advance our skills in the kitchen. Of course with our kids right by our sides every step of the way. It’s a major life skill for them to learn and a big bonding opportunity for us.
Memories are made in the kitchen and shared at the dining table.
Table For Five.
And our current cooking goal is to host and cook a Thanksgiving meal 100 percent entirely from scratch (dessert and all) in 2017. We have a little over a year, so let the fun begin.
As for Our Little Infinity…
This is a quote that hits close to home for my wife and I. Full disclosure, I am a big softy. I love fantasy and action movies, but I am a sucker for romance movies. My wife absolutely loves it.
If you haven’t seen The Fault In Our Stars, you’re truly missing out. It’s one of those movies where I have to hide from my wife so she can’t make fun of me for crying at the end.
One of the best quotes from the movie and the book is…
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
It’s a quote that just stuck with us, and when it came time to finally start this blog we had to use it. It’s our life. We are living it every day.
Our family – Our Little Infinity.