Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Confession Tuesday: I Can't Cook

Oh Giada..kitchen skills and beauty!

Let me rephrase that...I don't even try to cook. You see, I grew up in a house with a father who was an amazing cook. And while he whipped up his masterpieces in the kitchen my mother and I set the table, lit candles and made the house pretty. So I can make my house look appetizing...just not a meal. Then I married a man who is an amazing chef. His father was a chef and taught him all his tricks of the trade. So once again I am lighting candles and creating playlists for dinner parties, but never contributing anything significant to the calorie index besides my microwave cheese dip. (It's pretty damn good cheese dip)

I have cooked amazing dishes twice. I cooked Grillades and Grits for my cousin's day after wedding brunch, and I have cooked my Dad's Red Beans & Rice recipe..but that's it. So my issue is not with cooking itself but where to begin?
My husband is out of town (again) and I am left staring at the kitchen. I am embarrassed to say I don't know how to use the grill and have no idea where to begin to cook for myself.
Do you have easy recipes I could start with? I would like to be able to cook 10 meals by Christmas. And not 10 Rachel Ray meals...10 good meals.

Until he returns I will have Knorr pasta in a bag meals (or the frosty I found in the freezer last night)

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