I'm back!! I took a leave of absence as I became a new mom to a beautiful little girl, but, she's 6 weeks old now and it's time for me to juggle in these blog posts again! On August 14 my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary. Do you know what that means? It means my one year cooking challenge ended! Successfully, if i might add. I know there aren't 365 posts on here but I did do it. :) And it was a blast. I loved this past year of cooking. And, surprisingly my life is a lot easier in the kitchen because of this challenge. I've created habits of planning a menu each week, which means I have a shopping list and rarely have to go back to the store because I've forgotten something. It's nice to always have what I need on hand and it's been so fun to eat something different every day and to learn so much in the kitchen! I've had so much fun that I'm continuing. Not necessarily as a challenge, because I'm not going to stress about it at all and there are quite a few recipes from this past year that I would like to make again, but I do plan on continuing to make new recipes, probably as much as 6 days out of the week.
So, here's a meal that I made recently... lobster was on sale at Sprouts so I splurged a bit and bought some. I had no idea how to prepare lobster, especially how to get to the meat under the hard shell, so I used this tutorial on ehow. I highly recommend it, it's short and sweet and very informative. And who knew kitchen shears can cut through lobster shells? I was skeptical but it worked just like the video said it would. Here's the recipe I used from allrecipes.com
Lobster is always yummy but I need a bit more practice, it wasn't quite restaurant quality and I'd like it to be closer. I also made Honey Roasted Potatoes which had the perfect amount of sweetness and was quite the hit with my husband.