If you don’t know me personally and you’ve been checking my blog hoping to find cooking tips and recipes – sorry, you’re on the wrong blog. Cooking and me only get together when it’s necessary to feed my troops and I’ll just admit that I’m generally very blaze about food. I like good food, sure, and I’m definitely not a picky eater, I’ll try most things and dislike very few foods. But I’ll often skip a meal if I’m too busy or stick with a sandwich because it’s the quickest thing to make (if I’m only looking to feed myself that is). I’m much better now that I have kids as I’m not cooking only for myself anymore, when it was just me, I just couldn’t be bothered, I was easily able to live off some fruit, salads and a quick pasta dish here and there.
Thankfully I married an amazing guy who can cook really well and will do so whenever it becomes clear that the only thing I’m serving up is a dry ham and cheese sandwich. Seriously, when we got married and moved in together I was pretty much only able to cook pasta, plain rice and boil an egg. Yes, he knew that before he married me.
But I am a quick learner, always was. And I knew that when I’d have to feed others, I’d learn how to cook. And I did. Mind you, my repertoire is not huge or very exotic but I’m slowly adding to it. I have a stack of cook books and only ever use the ones that show you the process picture by picture (are you laughing yet?) but in the past years I’ve come across a recipe or two that was so easy and yummy that I included it into my regulars. One of these is my sun dried tomato risotto with pecorino cheese and prawns. Whoever’s been invited to ours for lunch or dinner is sure to have tasted it. And this is what me and my miss cooked a few days back. It was the first time I let her get up on the chair and watch me cook. She was so good at listening and stayed clear of the stove. I gave her her own little bowl and a wooden spoon and she helped herself to some of my ingredients which she then happily mixed and poured in and out while I cooked. I had to document our first time cooking together and who knows – it could become our thing and make me spend more time in the kitchen. The photos are so-so but it was a bit of a health hazard leaving little miss alone near the stove and from where I stood my camera wasn’t focusing too well. Nevermind.
P.S.: We had a fruit snack before cooking – now that is something I can “cook” every day!