Reluctant chef? Try appetizers and an apron

The meal wasn’t universally loved (chicken satay with sweet potato peanut sauce and rice – 2 stars), so the prep was the highlight.

An appetizer plate makes a huge difference for everyone in our family – I need to remember to do this every night.

And B. was enamored with the apron (from our local cupcake shop, Happy Cakes, a sweet gift from Celine).

Bon appetit!

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4 thoughts on “Reluctant chef? Try appetizers and an apron

  1. I’m catching up on comments to you–working from most recent post to earlier posts: Appetizer plate is a great idea–especially if involved in an elaborate new recipe ; ) Tonight I tried a new recipe with Tofu…0 stars!

    Cute apron, B!

    • I have trouble with tofu! I almost always like it if I get it from a restaurant, but I’ve never really been able to make it taste good my self. If you’ve got any good recipes or tips I’d love it – B. likes tofu a lot.

  2. Love the apron!

    What surprises me is that I don’t have more zeros, ones and twos. (Since I am so random.) We basically really really like the meals we make and comment that we couldn’t do better in a restaurant. Are we just used to our own palate?
    And then about every 3-4 months I’ll make something that is just not exciting and even a little suspicious. I think keeping it simple and using tried and true recipes helps. We’re not good at keeping the recipes in an organized file system, so find ourselves scrounging for how we made the best corn bread ever or the 4 star meatloaf.
    Maybe this month of blogs will help me be more conscious of monitoring and documenting. And breaking the rules…..:)

    • Well, there is the fact that you’ve cooked a pretty good number of meals in your lifetime. Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to get really good at something – how many hours do you think you’ve spent cooking? I don’t think that you’re just used to your own palate – every meal I’ve EVER eaten at your house has been 3 stars or above, and I’m not just saying that because you’re my mom πŸ˜‰

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