Then, I was so sick of cooking that I gave myself a break for the next two nights - cereal and leftovers.
I thought the risotto and asparagus was wonderful (I once thought I would never use the words "wonderful" and "asparagus" in the same sentence); the chicken was alright. Both recipes came from www.tastykitchen.com, which I highly recommend. AND, while I was looking up these recipes, I realized you can change the servings amount and it automatically adjusts the measurements. So, there goes another math skill down the tube.
I had never had risotto before, but finally put to use the bag of arborio rice that had been in my cupboard for an entire year. It is now one of my favorite foods - oh yum.
Tomorrow night we are having friends over. No slaving in the kitchen, though; I'm having them bring the food!