There’s something about me you should probably know. I’m not the best cook ever. Boxed meals with instructions are some of my best meals. I make an awesome Parmesan Chicken & Fettechini Alfredo – but the Alfredo is the only thing I make from scratch. Taco soup is probably my favorite meal – but it’s all cans, seasoning packets, and a pound of hamburger. Enchilada’s – now that’s another story!
I got creative and adventurous when I was in high school. My dad was living in D.C. my senior year, my sister at college, and with my mom working she said she wasn’t cooking meals anymore so it was up to me to make dinner for myself or I was left to PB&J’s and deli sandwiches. Well PB&J’s and deli sandwiches get old after a while and when you’ve grown up having a hot HUGE yummy meal every night – you start craving the madness and get adventurous. I took out one of my mom’s recipe books – ran to the grocery store for a few things – and made the BEST enchilada’s EVER. I didn’t exactly follow the recipe and I think that was my favorite thing about it. I was so proud of me not following directions and making something so amazing!
Luckily I married a cook who was great at making a million different things and since then I haven’t really had to cook anything. Maybe a few lunches and then some box dinners when he needs the night off. This new job of B’s? Yeah he’s never home for dinner. After a week of eating traditional meals that I can make – boxed dinners and a few things I am okay at – I wanted something different. I pulled out some chicken, butter, and breadcrumbs. Defrosted, rolled in butter, dipped in breadcrumbs. In the oven they went! Boiled some pasta, made some tomato sauce with garlic, pepper, and a few other spices. Added LOTS of cheese and watched it melt 😀 (My favorite part of cooking!!) Got some brocoli and cheese out since E needs some veggies and TADA! There you have it!
I sat down assuming it might taste blahh like most of my meals from scratch end up tasting and surprise! It was actually good 😀 and E ate a good amount – minus the broccoli….
Either way – I am super proud of me and I know B would be too 😀