I really like to cook. I'd been doing quite a bit of it, but after adding extra hours working each week, my dinner menus have gone drastically downhill. (that's an understatement). I also like watching the Food Network. They make it look so easy and tasty, that it always makes me want to grab my santoku knife, julienne some veggies, and magically make some incredible meal appear.
Because it's summer, I've been spending a lot of time outside doing other things rather than watching TV. But this evening, after spending the afternoon at the lake, I came home to our 90 degree house, plopped down in my favorite chair, pointed the fan at myself and turned on "The Next Food Network Star". It made me feel a loss for the time I have NOT spent cooking. It really is rather easy to put a decent meal on the table, rather than end up at the Golden Arches three nights a week. (OK, I really haven't slipped THAT far yet).
Anyway, as on my television, they made grilled fish with saffron and butter cream sauce and grilled sugar glazed asparagus, I had to think twice about the microwaved Costco dog I was eating. Here's to better days of cooking ahead!