I have really enjoyed my quest to provide more home-cooked meals for my family. Darren has always been the one to make the more complicated, recipe inspired meals while I provided the easy to throw together pasta, tacos, stir fry, and manwich nights.
I think what got me started on this journey was purchasing a couple of these awesomeWeekday Dinners - DONE! cards from my sister, a Pampered Chef consultant. They had a meal for every day with a shopping list and easy to follow recipes. Every time I made something, it boosted my confidence that I could actually cook! Since then, I have added to my collection of recipes from other sources.
Tonight, I made HOMEMADE macaroni and cheese out of an America's Test Kitchen cookbook. Talk about a comfort food! Let me tell you, it was as good if not better than any restaurant I've tried. Even the delicious Sideboard in Danville! Noah even loved it - he actually pretended to FAINT over how much he loved it. Anyone with a 5 year old knows that is a big deal :)
The caprese I threw together as a salad
And the final product!! Darren was in heaven!