I hate cooking. It’s sad because I love to eat. I just don’t have the patience, and I don’t enjoy the process, so it always annoys me when I screw up and what I cooked isn’t very good. In fact, it annoys me to the point I cook very very rarely. I can help other people cook, or I can do simple side dishes, but that’s about it. I dislike cooking so much I’d rather clean up after dinner than cook.
This isn’t a problem for me because I live in Manhattan, where you can go on seamlessweb and order from around 450 restaurants and have it delivered to your apartment, on your credit card, in about 30 minutes.
Now, we’re starting to talk about moving to the suburbs in a year or so. That way we don’t have to deal with the completely insane school setup here in the city. Do I want my one-year-old undergoing interviews and tests to get into preschool? Hell no.
I guess seamlessweb theoretically exists in some of the suburbs, but I don’t think you could live off it the way you can here. Plus I don’t really want my baby eating restaurant food all the time, and he’s not going to be happy with his super-basic healthy diet for that much longer, especially once he has more than two teeth.
So I need to learn how to make at least a few basic dishes. Tonight I made chicken with goat cheese sauce, which wasn’t bad, but I left the sauce too runny and it was a little too bland. I guess that’s not uncommon with Cooking Light recipes but this one did sound yummy. I’ve had serious trouble sauteeing meat since I moved to our current apartment, which has a crappy electric stove. I never seem to get the temperature quite right and it turns out underdone or overdone.
On the other hand, I also made cheesy asparagus as a side dish (cheese and cheese, why not?) and it was REALLY good. So chalk up one success.