When I shop, I know exactly what meals/recipes I'm shopping for and my choices are more deliberate. (Except for that jar of lemon curd or that box of vanilla Jo-Jo's) I like to buy specialty items like delectable sauces or unusual ingredients. So tonight when I needed sesame oil, it wasn't just a random selection, it's for a beef noodle bowl. We're having a roast one night, and then using leftover slices of beef in a salad another night. Apple and cinnamon stuffed chicken with mashed potatoes and a corn and zucchini mix. Linguine another night with a creamy roasted red pepper sauce, paired with a salad and crusty bread. Yikes - longer walks? Yes please.
It's been awhile since I've had more than occasional kitchen duty. L comes home and starts chopping and sauteing and I just let him. I hate coming home and trying to figure out what to cook. I am more of a planner, not as spontaneous. We're both good cooks, we just have completely different styles, and hopefully L will enjoy not having to think about it for the next while.
I had big plans to make Pioneer Woman's "Knock You Naked Brownies" (search for the recipe on her site - it almost made me drool reading about it) but we were shopping at Henry's - a semi organic healthy sort of grocery store, and they don't have such things as caramels or German Chocolate cake mixes. They do have chocolate chips, but they're organic and sweetened with grain. (??!!???) I'm very fond of chocolate chips sweetened with sugar so I'll just have to take myself to the evil regular grocery store for those "specialty" supplies.
While we were shopping, L managed to sneak an apple pie into the cart AND ice cream. He does love pie and ice cream. *10 more sit ups* I'm excited to start cooking, I really am. I've pretty much had a vacation from the day to day cooking for the past 11 years. *I KNOW, right?* But L seemed to love it so. Really. He did. *nodding vigorously*
In other news, I had an interview today. It was just a phone interview, but it went well, and I was told to expect a call to set up another one sometime this week. So we'll see. I feel like I'm jinxing myself, but I knew you'd want to know. The best part is that if I get this job, I'll still get to stay with the same company and still work from home. *doing the happy dance* That means I can still do my laundry while I work. And, you know - cook fabulous dinners.