Rica's Kitchen is moving to Big Bear!
Although this blog just started, I am already moving! Not to worry though, I will continue to feature great recipes and places to eat! There may be more recipes now as I will be moving in with my super wonderful man. He gets to try all my recipes failures and successes. And I'll have tips for anyone cooking for a meat lover and how to sneak veggies in their foods!
I am very excited but at the same time, I am sad to be leaving my family and my home of almost 17 years. I have very fond memories, especially of my parents cooking. We would always have someone over for dinner; a family friend, a neighbor, a coworker, my brother or my own friends. Most of our friends know us for our cooking and they all have their own favorites meals that we make. My parents instilled a strong love of food in me since a very early age, so I never grew picky or scared of foods. I would eat sushi while all the other kids had chicken teriyaki, never hesitated at trying oysters. OK, except that one time with the frog legs. I just couldn't do it!! We would make huge meals of a Low Country Boil, Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes, or BBQ Ribs and anyone who showed up would be more than welcome to eat with us.
Whether you make it yourself, or get a fast food meal, eating together is very important. I think it is a great way for people to come together and enjoy a common tie. Whether you can't talk because the meal is so good or you talk about everything that happened that day. This is especially vital when moving in together with someone because communication is so essential. I know its always something I need to work on.
One great way to share and encourage communication between two people is by cooking together. Each person makes a separate part of the dish that comes together to make something really special and tasty. This also requires some planning to make sure the two individual elements work well together and will not fight for control of the dish. It is so satisfying to make something together that you both put love and hard work into to.
I am so excited to be moving in with such a wonderful and supportive person. I know we will both continue to grow and make new memories together. We will experiment with new food techniques and recipes.
Look forward to seeing lots of recipes and Big Bear restaurants!