The little things in life
As individuals, we acquire items that are meaningful to us over the passing years, each item could be a reminder of a certain time in our lives, place we've visited, or person we have met. Each and every one of us have different items that represent who we are. I, myself have a few things that summarize me as a person. Such as, a daffodil which represents new beginnings and also happens to be my birth flower, a whisk which symbolizes my love for cooking, and last but not least my all time favorite CD, Nirvana, which represents music and the effects it has had on my life. I believe each keepsake has has an affect on my life and has made me who I am today. My mother and I had many things in common, but, from as far back as I can remember our main task that we loved doing together was cooking. The first course I ever prepared myself was chicken spaghetti, it had always been my favorite dish. I gathered up my cooking utensils and attempted what I thought was the impossible. Once everything was laid out and ready to be cooked, I started the steps my mother had written out for me to prepare this meal. I wasn't sure how to tell if the spaghetti was finished, so, my mother taught me a neat trick that she always used. She scooped up a piece of the spaghetti out of the boiling water and threw it at the wall, I had never seen such a tactic. The noodle stuck to the wall and she told me if it stuck to the wall it was ready. By the time I was finished, there was spaghetti on the wall, cream of chicken in my hair and a disastrous kitchen. But, as I ingested the meal I had prepared myself, to my surprise, it had turned out better than I had expected and from then on I had an urge for cooking and coming up with delicious new recipes alongside my mother. There is nothing I love more than the aroma of a home cooked meal. I feel as though cooking is a creative way to express yourself and a way to feel self accomplished and make the people enjoying your...
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