It’s homemade pizza night at the Alleman household! 🍕❤️🥰 Who said I’m all boobs?! I’m starting a #WelcomeWednesday
post where I let you in on some other fun facts about myself. Welcome to Mackenzie’s world.
Today’s topic - I LOVE cooking. “Okay, cool Mackenzie 🙄” It’s more than that though. I never was one to spend time in the kitchen. I didn’t like and wasn’t good at cooking growing up and into my mid-20s. I’m talking fires 🔥 🤣 (@daniellezeisler
The year of our engagement I tried a little and had a signature tilapia, black bean, and cous cous dish that was a bit overdone.
It really all started with the spring when @josh.alleman
and I were married and I moved home to be with Mom while Josh was off at a-school training for 3 months. Mom and I spent a lot of time in the garden and cooking together, something I’d avoided for so long. We also religiously watched @masterchefjunior
that summer and to this day when I’m watching I can hear her telling the 5 year old to “suck it up” and often find myself saying the same. 🤣
When we moved to Philly, 8 months after my Mother died - #masterchefjunior
started back up. Suddenly I was in a city with no job and no friends. While Josh was at work during the day I’d find myself at the @rdgterminalmkt.
I’d buy produce and meats that I’d never prepared before - and head home to create a new dish. Some successful, some not... I’m lucky Josh isn’t picky and encouraged me to keep enjoying the journey of learning to cook.
Now 4 years later I’m back at the #ReadingTerminalMarket
picking up fresh produce from @iovinebrothersproduce
and always choosing one ingredient I’ve never used.
So this might just be pizza tonight - covered with burrata, prosciutto, sopressata, fried basil, red chili flakes and honey - 🤤 but it’s a part of me that likes that hour in the kitchen, experimenting, tasting, and trying new things.
AND.. I can hear my Mom’s sarcastic voice.. “if those 8 year olds can cook macaroons and beef wellington - you can learn something other than tilapia!” So WELCOME to my life this Wednesday - it’s not about boobs today!
What’s your go to recipe?! 👇
#ihearitssunnier #cooking #loss