I'm not a gourmet chef (and I hate to break it to Mr. Food Critic, but he isn't either), but I enjoy cooking. I really enjoy baking, but I'm on a personal crusade to make my hips smaller, so I'm not doing much of that right now. But for four years, I rarely cooked anything, and I almost never cooked for other people.
Last week I made a curried butternut squash soup, which was quite delicious.
Saturday night I cooked dinner for a friend. We had spaghetti carbonara, asparagus in balsamic vinegar, and for dessert, poached pears in a port wine reduction, served with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmm.
Oh! And I'm officially on the dole-- I got my first unemployment check today.