Sunday, August 3, 2014

61 - Learning to Cook Simply

I love to cook. Used to go nuts with all sorts of exotic recipes, baking homemade bread, braises that took endless hours. Then I had kids. I mourned the time I had been able to squirrel away in the kitchen. Suddenly take-out became a regular fixture, we started eating frozen pizzas. All this because I was unable to adjust my mindset to a realistic set of cooking expectations. When I would manage to get a moment in the kitchen I would attempt to make something that took so absurdly long that it would inevitably lead to a great deal of frustration and dinner at nine o'clock. I started to think I didn't love cooking anymore. Somehow thanks to the gods of obvious I realized there was all sorts of fantastic food that could be make quickly, or in advance, even frozen for a later date. At least I figured it out before baby boy #2 arrived.

Here are some simple and satisfying dinners we've had lately...

1. Steak & Black Bean Tacos / 2. Pork & Veggie Kabobs / 3. Antipasta / 4. Pimento Cheeseburgers & Oven Fries / 5. BLT Salad & Garlic Bread


Dun R. said...

I don't suppose you'd be willing to share your recipe for the pimento cheese burgers? Pretty please?

Georgia said...

Happy to share...

Just make the burgers as you normally would and add the cheese the last few minutes of cooking.

Pimiento Cheese Burger Topping
Makes enough for 8 burgers

1 jar diced pimientos drained (4oz)
2 c cheddar cheese
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 tab chopped fresh chives