Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chef Spotlight: Janelle

Continuing on with our new weekly feature, we are spotlighting Janelle, my fearless blogging cohort. I told her she was next! Mwahahaha. Okay, here we go.

Janelle (yes, we've established that. Just kiddin')

Where are you from?

Like Jillian, I'm from America. I have lived in six different states and currently reside in the Cleveland, OH area. (don't you just *love* moving?!)

Why did you join What's In {Your} Oven?
I love to cook. I love to blog. I'm kind-of obsessed with both. My husband, however, is probably bored with my kitchen repertoire, and I always enjoy a challenge, so I thought this sounded fun. Cooking + blogging = perfection!

Who do you cook for?
I do it for myself. By that I mean that I enjoy it and it usually doesn't feel like a chore. As for who the meals are for, that would be me and my husband. My daughter is exploring finger foods and eating off of our plates, so I'm trying to keep her in mind when I make dinner.

What kind of food do you like?
Mexican. I LOVE Mexican food. I also like Italian. Potatoes are good, although my husband doesn't particularly care for them. Did I mention Mexican food? (are you part Mexican?)

What do you hope to get out of participating in
What's In {Your} Oven?
New recipes, new ideas, new friends. I've already got one. (Awww...) Okay, we'll tell the story. (you guys have been waiting for this, I know it) I used to be engaged to Jillian's husband. Within a month after I broke up with him, they were engaged. Needless to say, we didn't exactly hit it off right away. Things had been amicable between me and my ex, and we talked occasionally still, but things were really awkward between Jillian and myself. He tried to convince us that we'd actually really like each other, under normal circumstances. Fast forward seven years, and we happen across each other on Facebook and in the blogging world. What do you know? He was right. (In my defense, we weren't dating while they were engaged, so I'm not a homewrecker or anything. We were just friends who, in a matter of 2 weeks, became more than friends. And, I'm really happy that Janelle and I have become friends. (Dangit, he was right!!) She is awesome and I'm glad she has jumped into this blogging adventure with me.)

There you have it, folks, our latest installment of 'Chef Spotlight". We hope to be able to spotlight you could be next!


stewbert said...

heh. I'm glad you decided to be friends anyway. :D

Lyndsie said...

LOL!!! I have heard that story before. I just didn't know it was "this" Janelle!!!

Jillian said...

Lyndsie, you crack me up!