Thursday, January 6, 2011

Playing Wife

I met my Goose when I was 19. I moved in with him six months later. It was ballsy and the odds were against us [actually, the odds are still against us]. But almost four years later I couldn't be happier. We're ultra compatible, he challenges me, keeps me in check, an supports me unconditionally. I truly am blessed.

At first I spent a lot of time like this:

Doing school work, typing papers, etc.

I was scared to cook. I mean, I can cook more than mac n cheese, but, I'm [was] 19, what do I know?! And I assumed just because I couldn't throw something together without using a recipe I was a failure.

My brother is a chef at the Ritz Carlton, my Mom makes a killer [insert any dish here], it must be in my genes! So I decided that the only way you can learn is by doing. I sucked it up and started out easy, using recipes as guides. I prefer baking to cooking, but am starting to enjoy it all.

To date I've made some great dishes:
stuffed peppers, egg plant parm, chicken catatori, homemade sauce, sugar free cheesecake, chocolate truffles, salsa, shrimp scampi with tofu, linguine with clam sauce.

I'm really proud of myself and I love expanding my knowledge.

I got a gift card from my boss for Christmas [how sweet!] and used it to purchase a 5.5qt crockpot! Goose pretty much lived like a bachelor before I moved in so we've slowly been purchasing some necessary kitchen essentials.

My maiden voyage:

Overnight apple oatmeal.

It was pretty good, a little creamier than I would have liked, but really tasty.

Given that I'm usually only cooking for the two of us, I probably could have gotten a smaller crock, but so far so good.

Up next is of course a turkey black bean chili.

Currently loading my iPod for another 3M run, Lord willing.


  1. Yum, turkey black bean chili? Please post after you make it - sounds great!

  2. My wife, Michael, finished her MBA a few years ago - it took a lot of patience from both of us. Good luck - study!

  3. I will definitely post the recipe.

    An MBA, that's fantastic! I know she appreciated your support.