My Culinary Skills Under Attack!
Beverly invited me to join her at the Tavern tonight and I declined. I was cooking supper at the time (Chicken & Brocolli with Alfredo Sauce) and she acted shocked- even accused me of getting it out of a bag!
In reality, I am a pretty good cook, though I don't attempt it very often. When you work in a restaurant, and share desk space with an Executive Chef in a prep kitchen, you pick up a thing or two. I never understood people when they said that they couldn't cook-- hell you get a recipe book out and follow the directions- it's not rocket science!
So, tonight I made the Chicken/Brocolli dish (which is sitting on the counter getting cold as I write this). Last Wednesday, I made a cucumber/snow crab salad with green onions, carrots and sesame seeds. Last Monday, I experimented with sliced ham-- I put Monterray Jack, Swiss Cheese, canned chicken and a spoonful of Cream of Mushroom soup on the slices and rolled them into tubes and baked them just long enough for the cheese to melt. Yummy!!! I ate the "ham-roll-ups" with beans that I strung and snapped and stewed corn that I cut off the cob and cooked in the slow-cooker (Mom's recipe).
I like to cook, but I'm just as happy eating a Krystal burger or some Ramen noodles (I could live on those!). Once in a while though, I like to try out my cooking skills and have a nice home-made meal for a change.
So you see, I have a little domestic side. I wonder what else people don't know about me?