I’m going to relive a painful memory with you. Ok, it’s more hilarious than painful.
One day I was blissfully making dinner, and decided that baked potatoes were in order. Harmless, right? Not when I’m in the kitchen.
I scrubbed the potatoes and put them in the oven to bake themselves into deliciousness when there was a loud bang that came from the oven. And this is what I found..
Moral of the story: poke holes in your potatoes or they will explode and leave potato shrapnel everywhere.
So here I am, a not-so-good cook, trying to become a good one.
I love shortcuts. I’ll reach for that box of Kraft Mac and Cheese before I make a roux, and store-bought pesto beckons before the pine nuts and spinach do. Eh, what can you do.
As much as I love shortcuts, I hate cleaning. I’ve been known to let a dirty pot linger for a few days because I just don’t want to deal with it. So you know those recipes that require 20 different bowls? I skip those. And you know how they tell you to sift and mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl? Nope. Mixing separately is overrated.
I’m a meat eater, and I buy non-organic.
Welcome to my kitchen.