Thinking Online Again

It’s New Year’s Eve. Everyone in our area is getting ready for a party to see 2015 out and usher 2016 in. Travis is delivering bar supplies for a fundraiser, I have multiple invites, and yet I can’t quite get into the partying frame of mind.

We’ve foregone any sort of adult interaction to support a teen and her circle of friends in their celebrations tonight. That’s when you realize you truly are an “adult”..when you pass on a night out and instead make sure your child has a great NYE. Should that be a sign of maturity? Maybe..but I think it’s more about the idea of creating some good food and being surrounded by family tonight for us.

As I’m working this blog into 2016, I’ve spent this morning contacting suppliers and emailing a variety of vendors. I’m starting to really get excited about making connections that will help me shape my idea of what My Tennessee Kitchen will become!  I also noticed I’m picking up followers, which is pretty awesome I must say. And I appreciate your interest in my crazy life.

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I know the road is paved with good intentions, and I’m not one to keep a resolution, per say. But I do know this. That I find my joy in the kitchen. Making food is something I love to do, with good ingredients. While others ask for electronics for Christmas, I ask for cast iron skillets. I don’t buy just any salt, I want sea salt that I can grind and cellar.

Food snob?  I truly don’t think so. I think it’s more an appreciation for the ingredients and also how you can take something and transform it into a dish that your family might love. Something that will create a memory for etched in their minds at least for a while.

So as the new year approaches, I don’t care about the parties or playing dress up. But I do care about how what I do impacts those around me. I hope to stay focused on making my family happy, whether that’s a great dish or in my actions. Guess that was kind of a resolution huh? Crap..I swore I wasn’t going there this year.

At any rate, I again wanted to say thank for sticking with me on this journey. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to let things become whatever they’re supposed to be. So that’s the goal with the blog. In the immortal words of The Beatles, “Let it Be.”

So until next year, I’m sending love and best wishes from My Tennessee Kitchen to yours!



4 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m glad you’re back in the blogging game and can’t wait to how this grows 😀 I need to take time to figure out a game plan for my blog that I post sporadically on. You really inspire me.


    1. tnkitchy says:

      Thanks Sheila! I enjoy blogging and writing so much. Although I’ve promised myself no resolutions, I’m definitely working on trying to do things for me this year. And this blog is something I love!

      I appreciate the sweet words and good luck with your blog in 2016…got a chance to make it all new again!

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  2. Wendy says:

    I agree. My best NYE memories are not of the fancy parties we went to when we were younger but of the sleep-overs we planned for our children and their friends on this holiday. That’s what I miss and wish I had again!

    Happy New Year to you and your family Brandi. Enjoy and appreciate your time together in 2016.


    1. tnkitchy says:

      Thanks so much Wendy! I appreciate you stopping by and yes, we did have a sweet and hilarious time last night. I cherish them as my oldest just keeps growing up more quickly each day it seems!

      Happy New Year to you and yours as well and all the best in 2016!


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