Thursday, September 11, 2008
Help - Cooking Woe
This is the hubs plate after last night's supper. It is completely clean (besides the leftover butter). I cooked supper for the first time this week and the first well-balance meal in quite a while. It consisted of steak, seasoned potatoes, my favorite veggie blend from Hy-Vee, and some bread.
A clean plate infers a good meal (I have Dale and Lipton to thank for helping me out). I have been cooking on a regular basis for 2 short years and am a pretty mediocre cook. I have a few good recipes, but my recipe repitoire is not built up yet. We have a lot of the same ol' recipes and when I try a new one that isn't good, I get bummed. Whenever I get a clean plate or a compliment, I get re-energized to continue cooking and trying new recipes. I heard the following sentences last night:
After tasting the potatoes, "These are really good! I don't know what you did to them - and I don't want to know - but they are really good."
About the steak, "Babe, this is really good," and "You cooked this steak perfectly. Look at this - it's perfect."
And the veggies were gobbled up too (cooked in olive oil with sea salt and ground pepper - pretty sure all nutritional value was lost).
Now, I'll admit that the steak was very flavorful, however I have a problem and I don't know what to do:
I can be starving. I make dinner; it smells delicious. I put it on the plate and can't eat the meat. The hubs can gobble it up, and sometimes I will taste it - but it almost makes me gag. What is wrong with me?
I love meat. I eat it when other people cook it. I eat it at restaurants. I just can't eat it when I cook it. This has become a growing trend, and it happened again last night. I ate half the steak but couldn't force the rest down (fortunately, I have a brother who gladly accepts leftovers).
Suggestions? Advice? I'd love to hear them.