...with the Food Network! Yep, you heard me correct. Those people that know me will certainly think that they are reading someone else's blog? Yes, I admit I have not spent much time in the kitchen - who has the time? Which is why I am glad that I have such a wonderful husband who also happens to be a great cook.
So why did this love affair come about, you ask? I was actually channel surfing one afternoon and just happened to land on the Food Network. One show led to another show, and the next thing you know I was setting the Tivo to record season passes for a number of the shows watched. Rachael Ray. Giada De Laurentiis, the list goes on...
I did a 12 month stint as a live-in nanny before I got married so I am not totally clueless in the kitchen, but that was a long time ago and after cooking for 3 kids I was happy to hang my apron up for good! So, 'for good' lasted about 10 years and I am now itching to cook some totally scrumptious meals. Meals with alot of taste but less the calories.
I decided to start with something easy? A beef casserole sounds ideal. I said easy, definitely not quick! I started preparing the meal around 5.00pm and we were eating dinner at 9pm! Since then we have invested in a crock pot, and our dinner is cooking as I sit here typing. An ingenious appliance that no kitchen should be without. I know this in theory but will find out tonight if the pot is all that and more, or whether it is just a load of crock?