Thursday, October 1, 2009

Apparently, I can cook!

Over the last few weeks B has been studying so hard and I've been playing particularly hard. So, being the amazing wife that I am, I came home last night and hung out with B watching DVRed Dexter until it was time to study. In the mean time, I made, if I do say so myself, quite the delicious dinner! We had over roasted  turkey (pre-seasoned, I'm not that good), pasta and asparagus. YUM! I wish I had taken pictures because it turned out pretty amazing!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I'm kind of scared of cooking. I don't mind cooking and there are some things that I can cook really well, but I'm afraid to get creative or try those difficult-sounding recipes. 

Last night gave me a boost of confidence though...I've decided that once a week I'm going to make something new. Something we've never made before. I will scour cookbooks for new ideas, I will actually listen to Rachael Ray -- despite the fact that the woman can nearly snap every nerve I have and I will make delicious meals for my husband! I'll try to remember to take pictures and post my recipes and findings!

So long hamburger helper, spaghetti and tacos...I'm on my way to becoming a gourmet chef. Ok. So that's a stretch. But I'll definitely be working on my culinary skills!

So tell me, what are some of your favorite meals to cook? What recipes should I try? I'm completely open to trying anything new and different! 

And after dinner....I gave my house a much needed scrub down! 

On a much different note...Anyone know where I can get a suit for pretty cheap? I need a business skirt (because I hate pants) suit for something I have coming up.


Children of the 90s said...

I'm a little afraid of cooking unfamiliar things, too, but I guess the only way to learn is to give it a try! The worst thing that happens is that you scrap it and order a pizza :)

As for suits, have you tried any outlet stores? Sometimes they have clothing from past seasons that's priced much lower.

Abbie said...

I love turkey! I don't think I could be brave enough to try to cook it though!

Have you tried Victoria's Secret? They always have their suits/skirts on sale!

Anonymous said...

I thought DV Red was something new I didn't know about. It took me about 4 tries til I figured out what you meant. I'm slowwww...

If you aren't a fan of Rachel, try Sandra Lee's semi-homemade cooking. It will be easier and she's not nearly as irritating!!

Jessica said...

So funny... I promised this exact thing to hubs today while in line at the commisary. I do enjoy making a meal, but I get a lil scared with certain recipes too. Mostly when I see an ingrediant that I can't pronounce or would have no clue where in the heck to find it. I do want to get more adventerous though. We can work together! I'll post the new recipe I try each week if you do :)

Sole Matters said...

clothes: The Limited!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Stuffed pork chops and they're really easy to make. Try Macy's for the skirt.

Annie said...

the dinner you made sounds amazing!!
it is 10:00 and i have yet to eat dinner, i'm starving! haha!
i don't think i could make a turkey but i have no problem buying a pre-made one from the grocery store ;)

when it comes to recipes, i always go to the kraft foods website, almost everything on there is very simple to make with ingredients you will have heard of ;)

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