Hi my friends!!!
I enjoy cooking, but I don't pretend to be an amazing gourmet chef. I just know what I think tastes good and make things I like to eat. Sometimes I try to go the extra mile and prepare something that requires a bit more effort, but for the most part I make quick, simple meals.
I am sure the vast majority of you are much better cooks than me! But perhaps one or two of you are visiting because you need a little encouragement to get into the kitchen and turn up the heat!
Today I just want to say that preparing food can be so simple and easy.
Here is a meal I made -again- the other night: lamb and peppers. Total chopping time 2 minutes, total cooking time maybe 10 minutes, only one pot to clean. (only one dish if you ate out of the pan! haha) Total ingredients: 8 including salt. And let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS.
Cut up peppers and red onion, saute in bit of bacon grease. Cut up lamb, garlic, and thyme - throw in same pan with a bit more bacon grease. Sprinkle lamb with pimenton de la vera and salt while it sears to medium rare. Done.
Eat. Make mmmm sounds. Lick plate. Pat full belly. Smile contentedly.
Tell me - do you often cook elaborate meals or do you make simple dishes like this? Which do you prefer to eat?
On another topic...
The other day I was listening to NPR and happened upon an interview with Eckhart Tolle. Are you familiar with him? He is AMAZING. Take a moment to listen to the interview if you get a chance, or watch this video series. I am re-reading The Power of NOW, what a great book. I have not read his more recent book - A New Earth - have any of you?
At the same time I am also reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Quite disparate material...haha!
Have an awesome day!