I am not a cook. And while I'll make the occasional dinner, try a new recipe once in awhile, or get excited about some new device that's supposed to cast my meal-making worries aside, it's just not my thing. I grew up eating some of the best food ever (mad props to you, Mom & Dad), and I've been lucky enough to have a husband who's a demon in the kitchen, but it just hasn't rubbed off. (I also have a sister who is quite the foodie if you'd like to check her out).
However, I can't keep leaving dinner to Mike to figure out, especially since he doesn't get home from work until around 6:30 PM AND he's got school work to start on soon after that. So in an effort to broaden my domesticity (at least in the kitchen, mind you), for Christmas I requested (and received--thank you, MiMi!) the Deep Covered Baker from the Pampered Chef. I HEART THIS BAKER. I've made 4 complete dinners in less that a half-hour each (not bad with my little rugrat pulling on my apron strings (yeah right--like I own an apron)), and they were actually YUMMY! That's a big thing for me! Also, I've made the Chocolate Lava Cake in 20 minutes, and I definitely can't find the words in a blog post to tell you how delicious THAT was.
When I find something that works for me, I like to share it with folks. And while I don't have plans to start doing product reviews on this blog, I figured I would put this out there: Here's the link if you're interested in finding out more. Also, I got suckered into co-hosting a party with my sister (she needed to use my house) in a few weeks, so if you decide to order one of these pretty puppies, please let me know. I'd love the credit. :)