If I were rich....

Wednesday, September 9

I'd have a personal chef.

Sometimes I wish Brian cooked. Not just once in a while but everyday and in gourmet ways. Like this woman.

Is that so terrible?!

I fantasize of nights when I sit down to a plate of this (above) without having to dig through my cabinets for a single pan.

I'm definitely NOT one of those people who think their food tastes better when they put their blood, sweat and tears into it.

I watch Ina Garten cater to her husband who smiles at the camera in a 'life is good' way and I feel jealousy. He scours the fridge and finds homemade espresso bean coffee ice cream or leftover grilled herb shrimp. I scour my fridge and find expired yogurt and hardened loaves of bread.

I can kinda cook, but I don't have the fortitude to do it well everyday. Where's the time? Where's the excitement? For me, that sort of thing takes literally ALL DAY. To buy all the ingredients, to cook it, to clean up. Can someone share their little tips and tricks on how to be a great cook without having to devote your life to it?


Coralene said...

You know, I think it's really all just presentation. If you put pork and figs on one of my plates without all the fancy greens under it, they'd just look like corn dogs and moldy plums.

Just start small. Do you like cream cheese? I like to mix cream cheese, pesto, one or two cloves of garlic, and some diced tomato and olive into a bowl, slice a pocket into a chicken breast, and "stuff" it with the mixture. Dip it into an egg white and then into some bread crumbs and throw it in the oven (I don't "bake" anything, I "throw" everything). It's really nice, and it looks super hard but it's not :)

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

I love my crock pot paired with the "Fix it and Forget it Cookbook." Both were wedding presents. I just spend half an hour in the morning prepping the ingredients, pop them into the slow cooker, turn it on low and head to work. When I come home the whole house smells delicious! It's kind of magical.:)

pk said...

WEll let me just say.....my husband is a really good cook and even better baker so.......could this be why since I'm no longer able to exercise as I one did and instructed now weigh 256 ? another bitter sweet thing !!