Aprons

olivejuicee: My new apron.  I love it!  Who says you can’t look cute while cooking?! I have another my mom gave me, I’m sure that will make its debut soon :] This apron is really cute. I’d like to see the one your mom gave you. Your post reminded me of the time when I was in the 8th grade in a class called Home Ec, where we learned to make such delicious tidbits as tunafish salad slathered on long strips of white bread and then rolled like jelly rolls and cut into 1-inch pieces. That’s what passed for hors d’oeuvre in the late 1950s. But we also had to make our own aprons. I loved cooking but HATED sewing. I picked out a flowery pattern and did the best I could to cut it and put it together and although it was a little lopsided, it was good enough to pass the course. The best thing about that apron though was that I learned very quickly that covering half of me during a cooking session was not good enough. I am a very messy cook. I wipe my hands on my apron and by the time I am finished with a recipe the apron is loaded with blotches and smears. I should wear a chef’s coat. Instead I wear a full apron and I’ve learned not to wipe my hands on my sleeves. I wish I could wear a cute apron.

olivejuicee:

My new apron.  I love it!  Who says you can’t look cute while cooking?!

I have another my mom gave me, I’m sure that will make its debut soon :]

This apron is really cute. I’d like to see the one your mom gave you.

Your post reminded me of the time when I was in the 8th grade in a class called Home Ec, where we learned to make such delicious tidbits as tunafish salad slathered on long strips of white bread and then rolled like jelly rolls and cut into 1-inch pieces. That’s what passed for hors d’oeuvre in the late 1950s.

But we also had to make our own aprons. I loved cooking but HATED sewing. I picked out a flowery pattern and did the best I could to cut it and put it together and although it was a little lopsided, it was good enough to pass the course.

The best thing about that apron though was that I learned very quickly that covering half of me during a cooking session was not good enough. I am a very messy cook. I wipe my hands on my apron and by the time I am finished with a recipe the apron is loaded with blotches and smears. I should wear a chef’s coat. Instead I wear a full apron and I’ve learned not to wipe my hands on my sleeves. I wish I could wear a cute apron.