Kitchen Lessons (Nightmares)
- Buy Pyrex. I’ve only owned Pyrex baking dishes, but when they broke it was a lot cleaner than this.
- Buy a little extra. Thankfully I had more garlic, herbs and shallots because I wasn’t in the mood to pick glass out of my prep bowls.
- Overcome adversity. After a bit of swearing and sweeping, I managed to clean things up and get back on track.
Shattered quart-sized measuring cup aside, it was a good night in the kitchen. I left work a little early to hit the store and avoid the post-work rush. My menu consisted of French Potato Salad, Sauteed Green Beans w/Lemon & Garlic, and Sauteed Chicken Cutlets in a White Wine & Herb Pan Sauce. It was a quick trip through the store for ingredients and the price I paid for the shopping trip was definitely worth it considering what I might have had to pay for it in a restaurant. About the only thing I’ll do differently next time is spend more time reading the recipe before I start cooking so I’ll know which things I can prep and put aside ahead of time. I’m not a fan of mincing herbs and chopping shallots, so getting that all out of the way would have been nice instead of doing it while trying to watch items on the burner.
Success tho, inn’it? All of the recipes are from America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated: The Best Light Recipe so overall per serving this is about 500 calories. Considering what I usually have for takeout, I definitely came out ahead. Plus I’ll have dinner for 2 more nights.
They say snow today, I’ll believe that when I see it. My friends in the ATL reported inches of snow last night, which I think is terribly unfair. Why them and not us? I want to take a day off from work NOW, Daddy!