People think that living with a gourmet cook must be so great! Night after night we have fabulous, amazing, multi-course dinners. Using only the best and the most seasonal ingredients, the dinners that my husband makes are magazine cover worthy. Check out some the photos of his food on: www.rosebudwasthesled. But this blog post isn’t about Adam’s amazing cooking….it’s about mine, or rather my aspiration to be a better cook.
All of my adult life I have aspired to be a good cook. (And epically failed) The only problem is I hate the clean up. I’m cool with reading recipes, buying ingredients and pulling things together. My challenge falls in the multi-tiered, multi-stepped, multi-pot cooking that needs to be done to create a picture worthy meal. I would be happy cooking for my family if I only needed to use one pot. In fact, I find myself looking for recipes that require one pot: pasta with tomato sauce anyone?
Martha Stewart, I am not. But I do love her cookbooks, the magazine and her suggestions for making everyday a holiday. I’ve learned a lot from the housekeeping diva…but until recently, the Queen of Clean hadn’t fulfilled my greatest domestic wish: show me how I can pull together a great meal using one pot and one pot only.
I am super psyched to have the chance to meet Ms. Stewart (or at least see her) at Macy’s on State Street this coming Tuesday (September 16th) starting at 5:30 p.m. where she will be previewing her latest cookbook: One Pot. The book will be released the following week: September 23rd but if you join me on the 16th at Macy’s on State Street–yes, you, devoted Martha Stewart fans, can get your copy early (and perhaps Martha, herself, will sign it?)
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