What can I say? Timing is everything. Sometimes it's about the thousand little details that distract you from a real interest. Sometimes it's the call of responsibility, saying, "You have priorities and this is rather low on the list." Sometimes it's overwhelming to ask yourself, "What am I going to eat?" when you know what you really want and think you can't afford it.
Sometimes it's all these things and that is why the long hiatus from working on this blog.
But as the saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way! You just have to start somewhere and try not to worry about how to get where you want to go. Just put one foot in front of the other and let time take care of the rest!
That said, my husband and I are ready to give this another try. We've talked about where we really want this blog to go and have agreed: our heart lies with the penniless foodies. We know you're out there, working your butt off and watching the fruit of your labor disappear into bills, unexpected expenses or investments for the future. We know you watch Food Network, drool over magazine pictures, and head to the cooking section of the bookstore first. We know your eyes get big as dinner plates when you see the mile long ingredient lists and cooking equipment, thinking about how nice it would be if your money was going into your belly instead of that black hole called debt. We know because we ourselves are penniless foodies.
This blog will be for you, because I have great news: You CAN afford to be a foodie! It takes a little planning, forethought and creativity but there's no reason you have to be content with spaghetti, ramen and mac n cheese every night. The important thing Steve and I had to do was realize and be happy with our limitations; until we get out of debt/make more money/win the lottery, there are ways of eating we just can't afford on a regular basis. But trust me. During our adventures, we've discovered that there are many ingredients that are affordable, many ways to buy cooking equipment and many dishes that are simple but amazingly delicious and soul-satisfying. We're more than happy to share our experience and hopefully inspire you to stop dreaming (only for a moment!) and start cooking!