Hi friends! I’m Ashley and I blog over at Run With Me.
I’m one of those girls call “culinary challenged.” Which is why I love Megan’s blog so much. I love looking at all the pics of her latest creations and delicious recipes. Girl whips up Horseradish Crusted Ribeye and Zuchinni Cakes like it’s no big deal.
When I met up with her a few weekend’s ago, we talked about the Supper Club she participates in…..sounds like a fun idea right? You go to someone’s house and have dinner with 10 of your other friends. So.Much.Fun. With the exception that…..at some point….those 10 people show up at your doorstep expecting to be fed!
I think performing in front of a crowd of 10,000 or going to church in a bikini would produce far less anxiety in me than cooking for people. (Case in point, I’m going to a pot luck in a few weeks and already finding ways to
cheat cater my way out of it!)
I’m one of those girls that had a meal plan all through college…..even when I lived off campus! I consider pop-tarts and orange juice a well-balanced meal and dinner that does not start out with a plastic sheet over the top of it is a rare thing in my house.
But since I’ve been “on my own” as they say, I’ve picked up a few of my own kitchen insights…which I thought I’d share today:
#1 When cooking a frozen dinner, never go by the time on the back of the box. For instance, turkey sausage – they will say to warm it up for 60 seconds. At 60 seconds….it might possibly still be gobbling. You will need to cook it for at least 3 minutes. Perfecting the perfect nuke time is an acquired skill.
#2 When cooking chicken on the George Foreman…..in order to ensure it is thoroughly cooked, wait for a nice
black charred look.
#3 BIG one – things like eggs, orange juice and even soup expire…crazy!
#4 Garlic salt is a very tasty mask should anything happen to be approaching the “unedible” line.
*Key: When using the term “cooking,” in 9 out of 10 cases, it means using the microwave.