Monday, September 17, 2007

"The Greatest Thing I ever did"

I put the title in quotes because it's a HUGE exaggeration. But anyway, the "greatest thing I ever did" was start cooking what I call "Rachael Ray style". Basically, that means "eyeball it". Tonight I made a homemade spinach artichoke dip from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook... and I did it without using a measuring cup! I started doing this a couple of months ago and it's so great. You just dump the right ingredients together and somehow (unless you're baking!) it all works out. I love it... so much simplier, cuts the prep time and cleanup in half. It used to be that if a recipe called for 10 oz of product x and I only had 8 on hand... I'd go buy another can or whatever so I'd have enough. Now I dump in the 8 and call it good. And my food is better than ever. YUM-O

Okay, I'm done talking like Rachael Ray now...

1 comment:

marisa said...

so, the problem with google reader is that i forget to actually go to your page and write the comments i was thinking when i was reading it. to this post: this is why i love cooking and hate baking ... when i cook, i can wing it, but you just can't do that with baking. (well you can, but not if you want it to turn out well.) baking frustrates me more than pretty much anything else related to household chores.