A Girl’s gotta EAT

I love food. More than I should, but I’m not ashamed. Oh, no. The only problem is that I can’t cook to save my life. Seriously, I can make a mean bowl of pasta and that is about it. Anyway, the reason I’m here is to make myself better, so why not become a better cook? I present to you, the Saturday Special! I’m going to pre-select a meal every Saturday, buy the ingredients from the market and then share with you how it went, good or bad. I have a feeling that some Saturdays I’m going to be ordering a gyro, but that’s OK, because this is a learning experience for me. Anyway, I know this is Tuesday, but I honestly meant to start this Saturday and my social life (ha!) got in the way.

I definitely winged it the entire way, but it turned out really good so no harm done. Here we go!

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Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Bell Peppers and Spinach

There’s honestly no sense in me explaining how I cooked this, because I made it up as I went along. I knew you had to boil potatoes to mash them, but I had no idea what to do past that. This was my first attempt at mashed potatoes. They pretty much turned out like a smashed baked potato, but the only person I’m trying to impress was myself, and I’m just happy they were edible. The red bell pepper/spinach combo is something I started doing after I bought a 8/10ths of a kilo of spinach on accident for 80 cents. The chicken was good, but on the plate it looks sort of plain, don’t you think? Should I have made a sauce? Should I have cooked it a different way (I cooked it in a skillet w/ olive oil)? I don’t know. All I know is that I am pleased with myself for moving away from the pasta I had been eating nightly.

Anyway, there it is. Look for me on Saturday. πŸ™‚

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