During the weeks leading up to Christmas, I had been lax about planning the menu. I usually have at least 5 dinners planned on paper. But for the last few weeks, I was quite content to eat Rum Balls, and feed the children Kraft Mac-n-Cheese.
Oh, I’m kidding.
The time has come to pay the piper. So, I’ll be sitting down to plan for next week. And I’ll be getting back in the saddle with “Saturday Stirrings” as well. Especially now that I have a BRAND NEW SONY CYBERSHOT so that I can dazzle you all with my culinary creations. (And get this, it doesn’t even have a flash cube on top!)
Although, Fiddledaddy took a look at some pictures I took of the breakfast sandwiches I was making and he said, well, (I’ll clean it up for the internet), they, um, didn’t look very appetizing.
He wasn’t insulting my cooking. He loves my breakfast sandwiches. I just seem to have no clue as to how to photograph food. Or people either, really.
I’ll work on it.
What I did want to talk about is my love affair with my cooking accoutrements. I had really no idea how to cook when I married Fiddledaddy. It wasn’t all that difficult to read the instructions on the “Stovetop Stuffing” box. But, often times, that was the main course.
And I wonder why my metabolism deserted me.
For a wedding gift, I received a set of Revere Ware cookware. And I muddled through. Neither Fiddledaddy or I starved, evidently, by the looks of our swollen faces in pictures from out first year of marriage. Then, about 4 years ago, we discovered the South Beach Diet method of cooking, and I turned into a full fledged gourmet cook.
I’m not even scared to cook brown rice from scratch.
I’m hooked. I’ve been adding pieces on an as needed basis. There are different grades within Calphalon, and I think I have a little of everything within the nonstick line. They cook evenly, and the clean up is fast, fast, fast. Thusly, ensuring more blogtime.
I even got some of the bakeware line, and it’s the best stuff I’ve ever used.
So, let’s pretend that we’re making suggestions for a kitchen registry. What would top your list?
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