Sunday, January 24, 2010

Not a Cook

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. :)


  1. Woman, you need a crock pot!! They are the world's best things. You throw stuff in the pot in the morning, go to work, come home to a meal that's ready. Having said that, your little deep covered baker looks snazzy. Let me look at the budget and see if we can't put in an order...

  2. Hey, where is MY credit? I'm the one who introduced you to the wonders of the 20-minute microwave lava cake!

  3. I went to a party and they did the same cake in the pot. Pretty cool!

    However, the price tag was a little much for me....but I'm super cheap.

    Hope your party goes well.