Written for the 30-day creative writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today's prompt is In the Kitchen. This is the 12th mind-blowing day of this challenge. Check out the Linky at WWFC to see what everyone else is cooking up.
I learned to cook in this kitchen, something my Mom wanted to teach me years before, but I said "I'll learn when I need to" Foolish me. I did absorb more than either of us thought, which gave me a good background for learning. I've learned a lot in my kitchen, like how to handle a knife, and make a sauce that doesn't break. I've learned about herbs and spices and how to create my own dishes.
The cats are fed in the kitchen so there's always cat food on the floor. When our cat, Missy, was sick and wouldn't eat, I made cat food smoothies and hand fed her, seated on a chair with a towel pinned around her neck. She stoically accepted the food - until she had had enough.
Games have been played and friends entertained at the kitchen table. Wine has been drunk and many conversations had that lasted long after the food was eaten and the plates had been cleared.
There have been messes and spills, broken glasses, and many experiments. There have been cuts and burns and, yes, a few curses. There has been laughter and tears over the years in my kitchen, which means there has been a lot of living in my kitchen.
If your home is your castle, the kitchen is it's heartbeat.
What's the story in your kitchen?