Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm Lame and I Can't Cook

So I didn’t make it to the SXSW show last night. Let’s be honest here, we all knew that it wasn’t going to happen. People that fall asleep around 9pm don’t usually make it to events that start at 9pm. Well before the show got started I was already in my pjs sipping a last cup of tea.

I did get to have a fabulous dinner last night though. We had grilled pork tenderloin that was seasoned and wrapped in bacon, with a side of sautéed green beans, and a tasty little Pinot to round it off. I’ve been thinking that I should learn how to cook, but I’m just not sure how to go about it. So much of it seems to require a certain feel for cooking that I just don’t naturally have. I’m not sure if I can really learn. I can bake a bit, and I make a pretty damn good spaghetti sauce from scratch, and of course I excel at mixing things together. I’m not sure how I never learned to cook with meat.

I blame my dad. He was always out grilling in the backyard. If he had grilled dinner in front of the television or up in my room then maybe I would have learned something about it. All I know is Jeff’s going to have to make sure that if we have a kid he teaches it how to cook. I’ll handle tuna salad, deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, velveeta/rotel queso, and a few other “specialties” but he has to teach it how to cook “real” food.

I’m currently drinking another batch of the Green Tea Raspberry and it’s better today. Maybe since my tongue was more ready for the experience it was less offended, or maybe it’s cause I’m drinking it with peanuts (I’m hungry). It’s still a little funky, but I’ve been drinking it pretty steadily and not grimacing at it today. I’ve decided that it has a bit of a mangoish color to it, and that if I was expecting a fruit juice that I wouldn’t be offended by the color at all. I’ve just never had tea this shade or intensity before.

I don’t know if I’ll buy more of this one or not, but I am interested in trying out the White Tea Blueberry. I keep seeing it at the store and buying something else instead. I don’t believe that I mentioned it, when we were at HEB buying the Crystal Light To-Go boxes they had an in-store coupon for $1 off. This made a box of 10 $1.50, so it’s a pretty good deal. It may not be the best thing to drink, but it’s better than the sodas or nothing that I had been drinking at work. I’m far less dehydrated when I go home than I used to be. Of course this only works if you have access to a free water source. Adding a dollar to get a bottle of water every time you want to make some makes it far less cost effective.

1 comment:

The Holmes said...

I'm with you, I'm always amazed when something I make comes out halfway decent, or even *gasp* good. I've no feel for it.