Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Toot toot.... that's my own horn right there....

enough of the ellipses..........

So, I'm on a bit of a cooking swerve.

I realized the other night as I was putting together dinner that I am comfortable in the kitchen. I don't know how it happened or when, but it did.

I'm ok with experimenting. I love recipes, but I know what to substitute if I don't have everything and I consider them a jumping off point. My cutting skills have improved and I have just kind of found my way. I remember when I first moved out, cooking was a debacle night after night.

I called my mom more often than not, and recipes were something I clung to for dear life.

Some recent successes:
- Beef with peapod stirfry
- Cherry crumble muffins
- an amazing lasagna
- Sweet and Sour Shrimp (in little pineapple boats!!)
- oh and some fabulous fajitas

I wish I had photos of all of these things, but the lighting in our kitchen and dining room is horrid at best, and I rarely cook during the day. Someday when that box arrives with my two new lenses, my slave flash, my bounce, I'll be ready. I want to join the ranks of the amazing blogs I read that feature yummmmmy food photos.

Notes from the Cookie Jar and Smitten Kitchen to name my current favorites.

Tonight was bison chili, but I admit it was from a bag. But absolutely delicious.


Scattered Mom said...

Mmmm! They sound yummy.

Hubs thinks I'm very weird to be taking photos of our dinners. It strikes him as a very odd habit. :)

We'll be sitting down to eat and I'm all..."NO! I need a picture!" (LOLOL)

Thanks so much for the plug :) Can't wait to see your photos when your goodies arrive!

Veronica said...

Yum!! What was amazing about the lasagne?