Cookin’ With Tee
So, this summer in addition to all that other stuff I mentioned in that other post, I’m also playing Daddy Day Care for Morgan and Ian. The time I’m getting to spend with them is absolutely priceless. It’s also allowing me one other opportunity: cooking.
That’s right. I’m turning into Betty Freakin’ Crocker. Have you seen Once Upon a Time in Mexico? No, really; there’s a connection. Hang with me. If you haven’t seen it, go out and rent the DVD. I’ll wait.
There is a feature on it where director Robert Rodriguez takes you into his kitchen and, in 10 minutes, provides you with a recipe and shows you how to cook it. One of the pieces of advice he gives (at no additional cost) is to come up with 5 or 6 dishes that you really love and learn how to cook them – really well. Then, create a menu for yourself and keep it handy. When you have friends over, you can have them choose what they would like to eat and you can impress them with your ability to cook it!
So, since I’m playing the part of stay-at-home-dad, I decided, I would take full advantage of it and teach myself how to cook for Bekah and the kids.
Yesterday, Bekah and I had a huge lunch so I went with something light for dinner. I prepared a simple pasta salad and a Yogurt Crunch desert. Not to toot my own horn, but both were a hit. Still, I figured, a simple pasta salad wasn’t all that impressive…
So, tonight, when Bekah walks in the door in a few minutes, she’s going to be treated to stuffed green peppers. I’m getting more and more adventurous with my dishes and I’m going to track my successes (and failures) here. Stay tuned for updates!