|Veggie Minestrone, made by me.|
I am so excited (for real, I know you all think I am kidding here) to teach my husband, Jamie how to cook. His cooking repertoire pretty much consists of eggs, pasta, salad, veggie sandwiches, frozen pizzas, and a sorry attempt at stir fry. Sorry, Jamie, but you know it is true. And what I have always appreciated is the attempt. The fact that Jamie tries his best to make the family a dinner when I am not able is so sweet, and is yet one more reason that I think he is one of the best Dads out there.
|I found my son seated upon the dunk tank at the carnival!|
So, just like always, I cooked this weekend. Which is fine, like I said before, I love it. I did relinquish control on Friday night as we were celebrating the new liquor laws in Washington state. You can now buy liquor at the local grocery store, and so we commemorated the historical event with margaritas! And I taught Jamie to how to make a batch. He made a pretty good margarita, I must say.
|Lily's Trapeze show!|
I think if someone can use a cookbook, they can cook anything. To me, that is the first step, and after that you can experiment and improvise. I strongly suggest "not re-inventing the wheel" as Dina would say, and start with what the experts have to say. Get the basics and brach out from there. I think, as a jazz musician, Jamie will really appreciate that approach.
|Our friend Erin is staying with us and made this YUMMY cake,|
Jewish Apple cake, her Bubbe's recipe!
And finally, my ultimate goal for Jamie this month, is to have him plan and execute a dinner party. From the invites, to the menu, to the shopping, and the cooking...all of it. And I promise to do the dishes!
Cheers to a fun month ahead!