Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Feeding an Army(man and His Wife)

I want to be Martha Stewart. You know, minus the Enron scandal and snobby attitude. I'm pretty confident in my crafting abilities, but I am just learning how to cook and bake things that don't come in a box.

The hubby bought us a brand new cookware set from Target. He was extremely patient with me as I went back and forth between two aisles for thirty minutes trying to figure out what the heck to buy. Stainless steel? Nonstick? Hard Anodized? Copper? Do we go with a trusted brand name?

Thank you to the Target employee who recommended hard anodized pots and pans for durability. I am so glad that I had the foresight to pack with me the tool and gadget set I received at the bridal shower.
I have been finding all of our recipes online. I love you, Internet. The first two links are great because they have numerous reviews by other people so you can get an idea of what the results will be like.

Favorite recipe links:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/
http://allrecipes.com/
http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/index.html
http://www.foodnetwork.com/
http://www.whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com/

The first meal I made for us was chicken pasta skillet. After the first bite I shouted, "I can cook! I can feed my husband!!"

But I also had some kitchen failures, such as this pineapple fried rice that looked legit, but tasted awful.


Luckily, I have had many more kitchen successes than failures, such as these apple pork chops, paired with cherry red tomatoes and roasted garlic potatoes.

We also made it a weekend tradition to cook a big breakfast. The Hubby enjoys cooking up the meat and eggs...

...while I man the waffle iron (also carried all the way from California).
Yummy in our fat tummies! Chocolate chips make all the difference.


Even the roomie benefits from our hard work.
My new found ability to cook has completely ruined our dining out experience though because we now know that we are pretty much capable of making meals for ourselves for a third of the price.

2 comments:

Spencer said...

dude i thought that was brandon at first hahaha

Rebecca said...

is there only cheese on half of the skillet cause of you? ahah