A Bohme Cooked Meal

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Girl Behind the Food

My name is Kim and I am a weird and goofy person who enjoys eating delicious food.  Let me tell you a bit about who I am so you can start to understand what I am looking to get out of posting on A Bohme Cooked Meal.

I am so stinken cute!

I met my husband at a youth leadership training camp that promotes healthy lifestyle choices called Operation Snowball.  We dated throughout our last two years of college and got married in 2009. We adopted a cat and have been happily married ever since.

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Central Oregon in 2010.  Why did we move?  Because we can!  The husband and I wanted to find someplace calmer and nicer and boy did we find it. We currently don’t have children and it seemed like the right thing to do for us.  Not to mention that I HATED Chicago winters with a passion and the winters out here are so mild.

I learned much of what I know about food in general from my mother.  She enjoys food just about as much as I do.  I am so thankful she tried to each me a ton about food and cooking while I grew up under her roof.  I didn’t appreciate it when I lived with her…mainly due to my HATERED for doing dishes.  It wasn’t until I moved out on my own that I started to develop my love for baking and it wasn’t until I got married and got a stable job that I really enjoyed eating.  (Ramen just isn’t what it used to be now that I can afford to eat steak. Who knew!)  Anyways, whenever I happen to have access to cable TV I am glued to Food Network and I follow so many different food blogs that some may say I have an addiction.

One of the things I enjoy most and don’t get to do often enough is invite people over to my house and cook meals for them.  I can spend hours thumbing through cookbooks, www.theoldreader.com, and Pinterest trying to assemble the perfect menu.  I love the feeling I get when people stop talking at the dinner table and shovel food into their face.  The best compliment I could get in regards to my cooking.  I may not appreciate the same reactions if I asked the group how I was dressed and silence overcame the room and people start scarfing food in their mouths.

A bit more about me!
What’s my favorite color? 
Blue (none of that baby blue stuff either) 
What do you like to do other than cook and eat? 
I love to roller skate, watch reality TV, editing sound in films (nerd alert), music (listening and singing)!  I have recently gotten really into Zumba!  I am sure there is more but that is the basics.
Are you into sports? 
I love watching Hockey!  Roller Derby!

Me skating as a jammer! Photo from Polished Photography. 

My sister and I at a hockey game!
What do you do for a living?
I work at a Child Abuse Intervention Center.  If a child is suspected of being abused they come to the center and get a full head to toe examination and receive a forensic interview where the child can share their story in a child friendly environment.  I have the privilege to work in child abuse prevention where I train adults on how to keep children safe from all forms of abuse.  I love my job…it is not at all what I went to school for.  But life is a journey right!
Do you have any pets?
We have two animals.  Patty our mostly toothless cat and Lucy, a two year old standard poodle (the newest addition to the family) who is a total cuddle monster!

Why call the blog A Bohme Cooked Meal?           
It was better than calling it…a blog that justifies me making really delicious food and an even better excuse to eat it!  Actually my last name is Bohme and when you say it out loud it sounds like A Home Cooked Meal.  It just sounded right.  My roller derby name (more on that later) is Bohme Crusher when said out loud is Bone Crusher.  It just seemed right.  It’s me!

So what do I intend for this blog to be…?
1I hope that this blog will challenge me to write down my recipes for dinners.  On more than one occasion I have come up with a stellar recipe and want to recreate it a few months down the road but can’t remember how many shakes of “this” and pinches of “that.”  It drives me CRAZY!
2A mechanism to practice photography.  Before I went to art school I was pretty sure I wanted to be a photographer but decided to learn audio arts and acoustics instead!
3To challenge baking comfort zone.  Things that used to freak me out…cheesecake and yeast.  Now I can make these without a sinking pit in my stomach.
A place where I can talk about my life and experiences. (My challenge this year is to create better life balance. More on that down the road.)A place where I can have an outlet for my skills/talents.  I know how to create films and edit them professionally and I rarely get to do that in my current field.
A place/outlet for me to be real.
7A place where I can use as many “…” and “!!!!” as I want!  (AHHH the power)

What this blog will not be…
1A showcase for bananas or sweet potatoes.  I do not enjoy them and rarely bake with them.  I am so thankful that my husband dislikes them too!  That is true love!
Grammaticly correct.  (ßSee what I did there)  I am not an English major.  I do not enjoy editing my own writing.  And I am not writing this blog to impress anyone.  If this bugs you…don’t read my stuff. Mmmk!?!
3Anything but real.  This is my life…you don’t have to like it but one thing is for damn sure and it is that I will not change who I am to feel accepted.  I love the person who I am and have worked hard to find people in my life that can appreciate who I am.  I am glad that I have learned this lesson so early on in my life.
Super edited.  I want to write from the heart and so I don’t plan to go back and sensor myself.  You may get some rambling and you will have to deal with that.  It is how I would talk to you if you were here…so there!

I am sure if you are reading the blog from the beginning you will learn plenty about me as we move forward.  So enough about me. 
I do want to say thank-you to those who have helped me become who I am today. 
Thanks to those in my daily life who will receive tons of baked goods…willingly and unwillingly, because I don’t want to eat all of it.  I would be the size of a blimp if I did.  I have to share the love right.

Thanks to my husband for being supportive of all the crazy things I do.  I am not the easiest person to be with but you love me regardless! 

© Kim Bohme and A Bohme Cooked Meal

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