For so many years, I was the expert of cooking for one. But then this past winter, I got a new beau in my life and all of a sudden I had to start doubling the ingredients and doing more math in the kitchen! EGADS!
I remember the first time I cooked for boo. He came over and I made swiss chard and artichoke dip. It was pretty easy but I still raced around the kitchen like a mad woman, chopping swiss chard and garlic while also trying to put on a cute outfit and make up on my face. I wanted to channel Nigella Lawson but I was more like a sweatier Guy Fieri.
When he finally came over, I was so frazzled, I think I literally shrieked when the buzzer rang. Luckily I was dog sitting so I distracted him with a cute animal while I went back to the kitchen. I HATE when other people join me in the kitchen. It stresses me out and I just can't talk or chop veggies at the same time. I could never host a cooking show cus it would end up looking like Saw V.
Anyway, when the dip finally came out, I stared at him while he took his first bite. Does he like it? Does he want more? Does he know I'm staring at him like a creepy woman? Be my boyfriend!
Well, I'm happy to say that he liked the dip very much. I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm okay too.
And I'm pleased to say that now I'm a lot more confident in the kitchen. So far I've made:
I've also become less frazzled in the kitchen by delegating all the chopping duties to boo (his knife skills are way better than mine).
But I still get nervous from time to time cus I just wanna impress him :) But more cus I'm worried about giving him salmonella poisoning.
ps if you have any easy recipes, please share! xoxo