I’ve already confessed one domestic shortcoming, might as well confess an other.
I don’t like to cook. At all- unless I have the time to spare, like on a Sunday afternoon. Weeknights between 5, when I get off work, and 6, when we eat, is not my favorite time to cook.
That said, I do it 4-5 nights a week as our budget doesn’t allow for a personal chef (although I’m saving for one!) or eating out all the time. I have a staple of recipes I pull from ranging from chicken parm to breakfast for dinner but my list of go-to dishes needs to expanded, that is for sure. During the summer it’s easy- throw some meat on the grill, toss up a salad and slice up some watermelon. Cooking when it’s 50 degrees out (and getting colder every day) and raining isn’t as simple.
Tonight I decided to branch out a bit. I got an easy recipe for marinated steak tips that sounded good, so I figured I’d throw in some baked potatoes and make up a salad and everyone would be happy. I was feeling pretty cocky and even posted about how I was channeling my inner Martha Stewart on Facebook.
The steak turned out great- even the kiddos loved it! But the potatoes? Not so much. How does one screw up wrapping potatoes in foil and letting them bake?!? I think I undercooked them even though they baked for 1 hr and 20 min because we couldn’t eat them.
Combine that with my inability to hard boil an egg properly and I think it’s pretty clear I’d fail Cooking 101.