Well, I love cooking
whatever I can master (how's that for evasive)?
Actually, I love most things put in front of me but I don't eat
red meat or pork. So, it's anything (well, almost) with poultry or fish or vegetarian.
For example, my folks were
here for the weekend. Now, I haven't been much of a cook until recently, so I decided I was going to cook for them - and
nearly every meal. Here's how it went.
Friday night we went out for Italian.
Saturday morning I made french toast,
hash browns and turkey bacon, with a fruit salad (my father is watching his cholesterol so that was more for him than anyone
Saturday lunch was leftovers from our night out at Italian.
Saturday evening I made herb roasted chicken which
my husband pronounced 'restaurant quality' and my Dad had fifths. My Mom was astonished at how easy it is (I'll post the
recipe in a separate message). Surprisingly enough, we have some leftovers. I may turn it into a soup this week if it gets
chilly. Plus we had potatoes and onions (roasted) and broccoli with bread crumbs.
Sunday morning we went out for
Sunday evening, I made tangy and spicy green beans, plain rice but with mushrooms just to kind of dress it up (but
no seasoning, as everything else was fairly well seasoned). Plus pan friend noodles with bok choy and pea pods. So it was
This morning, the folks left early and just had cereal.
This week, I'm going to try a vegetarian
chili stew (real chili is beef hence the term 'chili stew'). I haven't made it yet so I have no idea how it'll turn out.
Plus this week I'll make fajitas one night and another night we'll have tofu sautéed with bok choy (again, Asian). I think
we'll have pasta another night. Tonight is fried chicken (it's from a box) so all I'll do is add the leftover potatoes and
onions from the chicken dinner and make a salad.
I guess I cook Mexican, Italian and Chinese the most, with American a
fourth. Since I don't cook steak, American is mainly barbecued turkey burgers or turkey hot dogs, or the aforementioned
fried chicken. I have made falafel and I have tried to make Indian but that can be tough (lots of ingredients with really
only one purpose, so it can get expensive if you don't use up everything).
The fajitas used to be my best dish but I
think the herb roasted chicken is now in the top spot. I love
fish and chips but we don't buy
fish too often (goes bad too quickly).
Oops, this turned into a novel!