I’m still nervous about my soon-to-be-scheduled home-cooked dinner. In preparation, I made up my mind this weekend to cook every night until showtime. I’m starting to get the hang of it! Granted, I’m selecting easy recipes, but who cares? So far everything’s turning out quite alright.
Saturday I made chicken curry. I took a taste and smiled…pretty good! Then I went back to the recipe and wrote down some notes: less tomatoes, more pepper. I got the recipe from the magazine Real Simple.
Today, I made my way down to the Inner Richmond to find a kitchen supply store recommended on Yelp. I got a couple salad bowls, a mini food processor, tupperware, a pot, and another pan. I know, I’m in need of more supplies.
Also, when I was at the library today, I picked up a book called ‘Faster! I’m Starving! 100 dishes in 25 minutes or less’ by Kevin Mills & Nancy Mills. It’s terrific. I’m going to find it on Amazon and buy it. I selected the tuna, artichoke and white bean salad recipe. Again…pretty tasty!
Tomorrow, I’m going to do tortellini with spinach and goat cheese. Now, I have to say that the worst part (at least for me) is buying all of the damn ingredients. I feel like I’m constantly running around the grocery store, stressing out, back-tracking, trying to find someone to help me. “Excuse me, sir, where can I find scallions?”
“Oh, right there. The green onions. Scallions is just a fancy french name for green onions.”
I think I’ll have the grocery store accurately navigated with a few more recipes under my belt. I don’t experiment at all.
The other problem is that I follow the recipe EXACTLY. I don’t want to take my chances. That means…tons of leftovers. TONS. My refrigerator is stocked with leftover veggies, cheese, entrees. Luckily, I’m not baking or making dessert. Otherwise, there’d be no leftovers. I would eat every last bite.
Come on over. There is plenty to eat.