I don’t cook. I don’t really enjoy it. I know it is an art-form, but it gets eaten right away. It isn’t like a painting or a piece of music that you can enjoy over and over. It’s food. You take so much time to create it and then someone eats it. Rob, on the other hand, has a passion for food and cooking. The vast majority of his TV watching is spent on the Food Network. He loves to make a mess in the kitchen and produce masterpieces. [it’s also a passion that he shares with my dad, which is cool]
I have, however, decided that I should be more productive during my day now that Eli’s napping seems to be more predictable and for longer periods of time, and he is starting to entertain himself (starting.) I decided one way to do it was to make dinner for Rob and I so he doesn’t have to. I don’t love cooking, but I love making my hubby happy, so it seems worth it.
On Mondays I make a menu for the week and then Eli and I go to the grocery store to pick up ingredients. [by the way, the ring sling is the best way to do groceries with a baby in my opinion!]
Here are some of the things I’ve made. (Nothing too difficult – but with some creativity!)
– Chicken Korma & Kale Salad
– Monte Cristo sandwich & Tomato Soup
– Homemade Mac & Cheese with Salad
– Tomato Tart & Grilled veg
– Hamburgers & salad
– Egg, brie, spinach, bacon English muffins **
– BBQ chicken pizza & homemade butternut squash soup
– Sun-dried tomato chicken & rapini
– Grilled veggie sandwiches & homemade broccoli soup
** Picture from Framed Cook. I made this recipe – but this is her picture.