Fast forward to Sunday when I suddenly remember that I actually kind of have a phobia about people watching me cook. No seriously, I wouldn't let David in the kitchen with me for the first three or four months. I think it's a woman thing. I have multiple degrees but I feel inferior because I don't actually know which knife is meant to do what. So it starts to dawn on me that a virtual stranger is showing up to poke around my kitchen and discover my complete inadequacies. This is about the time that my husband points out that I have issues... and buys wine. Husband can be awfully useful sometimes.
|Hiding the fact that "I have issues"|
|Enjoying the fact that my kitchen is relatively clean and|
there are no pets on the counter. Both would be short lived!
|With one of Mike's famous stand mixers. When KitchenAid gives you free|
ones for all your publicity I want it!!
|Pita dough balls|
|Rising pita dough|
|Leaning tower of Pita.|
Top two just out of the oven so still puffy.
By the way, added to my kitchen issues (which were largely moot at this point) is the fact that Mike is a super talented professional photographer. Which means every time I took a photo I ordered him not to laugh at them when they went on the blog. Nothing about Mike led me to believe he would make fun of me but the theme of today's post is basically "I have issues". So there you go.
Anyway, while pita dough was rising we made pesto. Many a time I have been in a store and seen a beautiful mortar and pestle and said to my husband "That's so pretty but what would we do with it? We don't live in the stone age!". However, now I need a motar and pestle (something tells me that's more likely than the stand mixer being rather cheaper) because it seems you can do pretty much anything with one.
|Mike did 99.9% of the work. I did .1% for the photo.|
|I didn't name our chicken which is very unlike me. |
That's Mike picking off a feather.
|Do it yourself curry kit. So many pretty colours!|
|That handy mortar and pestle|
|Sunday night supper. Was so full of yumminess.|
Final food count: Over a dozen whole wheat pitas, pesto, tomato garlic sauce, pasta, chicken curry, enough chicken soup stock for me to put half away for later and still come out with 4 portions of chicken (using the chicken breast that didn't go into the curry) lentil soup, 4 chicken wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs. Plus Mike left me enough stuff to make pretty much everything all over again. I'll be able to make curry for quite awhile with all those pretty spices!! So much food!
Make sure you put Food Funk on your regular blogroll. We'll be checking it out in order to make good use of those chicken wings very soon. I can't imagine a fashionista in New Brunswick not yet following barbbarbbarb.com but you don't want to miss her take on the latest runway looks and you certainly want to be in the running for her contests. I mean seriously, free food!
In case you're wondering:
Necklace- Reitmans (I think... it's been awhile)
Earrings- Made for me for my wedding rehearsal by my high school friend Jennifer who now has an amazing jewellery company JennyFish
Headband- Band Geek (by the wonderful Patience)
I'm sure Mike will post his outfit details on his own blog very soon :)