Well....the wife decided to go to Nursing school at the age of almost 50 on Monday. So, I was delegated all the food procurement and cooking duties. I help lead change management,
so this will be an experiment in living through change.
Being an internet junky by night and fanatical strategic planner by day, I brought these skills to my newly appointed post of "house cook".
First I signed up for allrecipies,com and collected recipes that met my selection criteria:
It didn't take long to find a few recipies I liked. I have now shopped and prepared four meals. Yeah! three from Allrecipies,com and one made up from what was in the freezer.
I used the menu function on allrecipies to plan out the week's menu. I then used the automatic shopping list function to draft my shopping list. First I checked the in house inventory and then I off
to the store with M.
Meal 1: Fettuccine
with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce M. loved it. She then ate it for lunch, snack, etc. until it was gone. I didn't get any leftovers. :-( Guess Food Dude I to needs to regain his quickness or loose out to the be quicker
Food Dude Jr..
Meal 2: I can't remember now..it is all a blur I do remember sautéed and blanched carrots. My wife, who dislikes carrots, said they were the best cooked carrots she has ever had. (Thanks to brother
Adam for the idea and his lesson on how to cook these.)
Meal 3: Curry lentils and brown rice + steamed cauliflower w/garlic butter sauce, with a tomato and parsley from our garden as garnish. The lentils were a hand-me-down blessing from the wife I found
in the freezer.
Meal 4: Frittata
- Paul's ...That's right my very own recipe the very first week. I combined two recipes from Allrecipies.com and it turned out great. I used sliced small red peppers and finely chopped parsley as garnish. Thanks again to Brother A for the Frittata
idea, though he never delivered the recipe. Plus I fixed: Buttery
M says my meals are awesome. N the wife says, "I think you should keep cooking even after I finish school in two years." I am sure my enthusiasm will wane by then.
I am liking this so far!