It’s official. At some point I began to enjoy cooking. I don’t know when it happened really, but today our new pastor (I feel funny writing that, like I should apologize to Mitch) came for lunch and I realized a few days ago that I was actually looking forward to cooking the lunch I was going to serve him. We had french onion soup in bread bowls and it was good. Really good.
As I enjoy cooking more, I am discovering that it is just as enjoyable and far cheaper, to eat our favorite restaurant meals at home. I make a pretty good steak, great hamburgers, spinach dip, pizza and now french onion soup; but there are a few meals that I just can’t do in my own kitchen.
1. Sushi – I love sushi, but really I think it wise to leave raw fish to professionals. Preferably professionals trained in Japan.
2. Hot Wings – Not only are they messy and often dangerous to make without a fryer, it is one of the few meals that are actually cheaper when ordered from a restaurant.
3. Ribs – I’ve tried. I can’t make them fall off the bone or taste like ribs in a restaurant. I may be able to learn this one, but for now, it’s on the list.
4. Kung Pao Chicken – Again, I’ve tried. It wasn’t pretty. Trust me on this.
5. Cinnabon – Seriously, how do they make them? I know how to make pretty good cinnamon rolls and cream cheese icing, so I should be able to replicate this, but there’s nothing that touches Cinnabon.
So there’s my list of things I can’t make in my kitchen. There once was a time I would have struggled to come up with five things I *could* make in my kitchen. Isn’t life strange?