Saturday, November 10, 2007
Last week a co-worker and I took our lunch hours together and went to a place called Just Dinners. You may have heard of these sorts of places...the gist is, you go there, you select some dinner items, they have all the ingredients set out and prepared, you throw the food together, then take it home, and cook it in your own oven. That's the boring definition. Here's the truth: It's like being on your OWN COOKING SHOW!! It's fantastic!!! You look at a recipe, and it says something like "Add two cups of chopped pears." You look around your workstation and AHA!! A whole container of beautifully sliced and diced pears!! AND! You don't have to do the dishes!! I know, I know, purists might not call this "cooking." In fact, Heidi and I were rather conscientious about referring to it as "assembling." But, it was SO MUCH FUN! And! Nathan and I have been enjoying "home cooked meals" all week. I LOVE coming home and heating something dazzling, and then serving it as though I had worked really hard. We're definitely going to do this again.