Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I could be the next Food Network Star Y'all

I am cooking! I hardly ever cook. It's not that I don't like to because I do. It is that Hubs does it so much better than me I just let him cook. Tonight however I tried my hand a new recipe. I am a fan of The Food Network. I love to watch Home Cooking with Paula Deen and Semi Home Made with Sandra Lee. I have tried several of their recipes and love them all. So tonight I tried another favorite. Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis. It is a complete sin that a cook should be so thin. I have always heard never trust a skinny cook.

I was watching Giada's show this weekend and she made an appetizer that had my mouth watering. So after watching I went to the trusty internet and found her recipe for Crostini with Sun Dried Tomato Jam.

I made my list and hit HEB. I walked the aisles looking as if I actually knew what I was searching for. I was putting items in the cart with a smile across my face like I had a big secret. If they only knew.

Well tonight was the big night for me to try said dish. I gathered all my ingredients, set up my cutting board and even sharpened my knife. I was waiting for the network producers to walk into my kitchen and offer me my own show. I am waiting, still waiting.

I followed the directions exactly as the recipe said. The aroma that filled my kitchen made me think I was in Italy. Not really but if I closed my eyes I could see Tuscany on the horizon. OK so I can dream can't I?

For the next forty minutes I watched my concoction boil and then simmer. They say a watched pot never boils. I proved them wrong because mine did. I waited patiently to put the finishing touches on my dish. Once I did I could hardly wait to try it. OH ME OH MY! It is heavenly. I couldn't just eat one. Oh no I had like four or five. Yes I did. And to prove that I actually made this dish. Feast your eyes on this.

No comments: