In a previous post entitled, 49 things I want to do while I’m still 49, I listed 49 things I had been thinking about doing, but never seemed to find he time to actually do them. #18 on my list was to teach a cooking class. Just like many other things in my life, I did a lot of dreaming, and thinking, and talking…but not a lot of doing . In case you don’t know, if you want to accomplish something…you have to actually do something.
The doing part is where I get stuck.
Fear of what? I have no idea. If I knew the answer to that question I’d probably have a PhD behind my name, and I’d most likely be writing a post about the 49 ways to overcome fear, instead of a post about teaching a cooking class.
Anyway, after years of talking about teaching a cooking class, I finally decided to stop talking and start doing. The first problem I needed to solve was, where would I have my class? I thought about hosting it in our home but we live out in the middle of nowhereville, so that was out. Then I thought about a local appliance showroom, but that was a little too much, too fast. Finally I thought about our church kitchen. I spend most of my spare time up there anyway so it sounded perfect to me. After getting it approved and reserved, problem #1 was solved.
The second problem was, could I get anyone to come? I decided that my first class would be a closed class, open only to the girls of our “young families” Sunday School class. A few of the girls had asked me cooking questions in the past (which I love by the way) so I decided to announce it on our sunday school class Facebook page. The response was overwhelming, within the hour, the class was full! Problem #2 solved.
The third problem I needed to solve was, what should I cook? It needed to be delicious, non intimidating, and something everyone would love. What else could it be but….biscuits and sausage gravy! Everybody loves a homemade biscuit, especially when it’s smothered in gravy. Problem #3 solved.