Friday, November 12, 2010

I've misplaced my inner Giada!!

The title to this is exactly what came out of my mouth one night this week.

I was in the middle of the grocery store whining to a friend of mine about how I hadn't made many meals from scratch this week.

I was stopped at the end of the aisle, phone to my ear, head cocked to the left to keep a signal, standing on one foot with the other on the metal of my cart.

What? It kept me from dropping the call.

After I whined into my phone, "I'VE LOST MY INNER GIADA!!" I realized how ridiculous I sounded (and probably looked). I mean, Mr. Potts enjoys that I go the extra mile to make special meals when I'm home, but really, truly, he'd be happy with pork chops, mashed potatoes & green beans.

Knowing this, I was still whiny, because those special meals, well, they're my thing.

It's what I do It's something special I can do for Mr. Potts since I'm not home as often as most people.

My friend suggested an "easy" meal of kielbasa with potatoes, onions & sauerkraut. He even said I could probably find some turkey or chicken kielbasa.

You know, to keep it healthy.

As I stood there, foot cramping, I knew without a doubt that Mr. Potts would no way go for sauerkraut.

But I thought about it for a split second.

Just for a second, because even though I would probably eat it, no way would Mr. Potts.

We had the Green Bean, Ginger & Beef stir fry instead. Which was a traumatic trial in and of itself, as I was missing 3 of the ingredients.

Mr. Potts to the rescue - he called a neighbor & dinner was saved.

And while it wasn't a new recipe, it was good.

Because I made it with Mr. Potts in the kitchen making me laugh.

Pretty good for a weeknight dinner, no?


Annie said...

glad your hero was there to save dinner! the recipe looks quite simple and delicious and i think we have almost all the ingredients for it. i'd want my hubs to make it though...i'd probably mess it up ;)
and we've had a meal with keilbasa, potatoes and onions and it was really good but sauerkraut was not included.

hope you two have a great weekend!! :)

Lil' Woman said...

Your a better woman than me, I have yet to find my inner Giada let alone misplace her

Dee Stephens said...

I go through phases of wanting to cook and just not feeling like it.

Brittany Ann said...

I know what you mean. I've had the same problem.

Heck, pork chops, mashed potatoes & green beans would be doing good for me these days.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, now I want to eat sauerkraut! Thanks a lot, lol.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

yum, looks good.
I have been in the kitchen so much more lately! Actually making MEALS!
I dont let it go unnoticed though, I fish for compliments on my kitchen time from Andrew, and if he starts taking this for granted…I might have to take a break :))
I made a healthy chicken stir fry last night and it was a big hit! Anything with spag squash...not so much. Tonight, I am making a brussel sprouts dish- for some reason Andrew and I both LOVE Brussel sprouts, even though most people dont!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

mmm, it sounds yummy! and like a fun night :)