My name is Sarah and welcome to my Hot Mess Kitchen. If you are here on my About Page, chances are you are looking to learn a little more about me.
Let’s play a popular ice breaker that I’ve learned while working with people for most of my corporate life called “Two Facts and a Lie”. Can you spot the lie?
I love coffee
I am organized in the kitchen
I’ve burnt the absolute crap out of myself with a cup of Oodles O Noodles
And while we are at it….. let me tell you a little about what I like and let’s see if you like these things too.
I like searching Pinterest (for hours) for recipes, crafts and holiday decorations
I like cooking for my family
I like finding new ways to save money for my family
I like trying a new DIY project and take pictures and show it off for days on Facebook
So. Did you figure out the lie yet? Tough, right? Well I can tell you that my blog name pretty much gives this one away. The lie is that I am organized in the kitchen. That is the exact opposite. Most days my microwave is filled with a bag of goldfish crackers, a loaf of bread and a half eaten cookie cake. My sink does not know what it feels like to not have a load or more of dishes in it waiting to be washed. And that coffee statement you saw earlier. Well, that is about the only consistent thing in my life. Coffee is the one thing I crave to keep from being a total mombie. You know… a “mom zombie”. Mombie. Moving on…..
I’ve spent most of my adult life helping customers over the phone and currently hold a full time career in tech support. I started this blog when I had something to say about getting second degree burns from a cup of Oodles O’ Noodles and wanting to tell people about how I wash empty butter containers and use them for “Thanksgiving Tupperware” when company comes over. That was back in 2015. Since then, I’ve started two more websites and shared many more stories here on The Hot Mess Kitchen about recipes, kitchen tips & tricks and how I incorporate frugal living in my life. I’ve even put together a few “foodie videos” showing you how I make my favorite Tex Mex Turkey Chili and use an old Costco milk jug to make a kid friendly watering can.
There is so much more to tell including how I am working to maintain a healthier lifestyle to combat a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease and how I am a few recipes shy of having a complete family cookbook. Oh! And … at some point I plan to cook my way through my family’s cook book filled with nostalgic Polish recipes and share them with you!
So now that I’ve gotten all of the “I’s” out of my system, subscribe to The Hot Mess Kitchen Newsletter and lets get you signed up so you never miss a beat or what’s happening. Did someone say beets? I’ve got them growing from scratch as another way to save money. Beets me why people would pay for vegetables when I can show you how to grow them from scraps in your kitchen.
OK. I will stop now. But really… subscribe to the newsletter so we can keep in touch!