I like to cook....gosh, I can almost hear Jon laughing as I type that. Usually, it's every man for himself around here at mealtime. When I was single, I cooked quite often and enjoyed it a lot. I stopped cooking very much when I met Jon, because he was such a health nut....and my meals were anything but healthy. I didn't think it was much fun to cook if you couldn't use gobs of cheese, butter, oil, etc. Also, it was difficult to cook for him because I worked from 3pm to 11pm back then.
Lately, I've been trying to cook more. I especially want to get more vegetables into my and Savy's diets...neither one of us like our veggies very much. That's why I bought the "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook. My first attempt last week was macaroni and cheese with cauliflower. I thought Savy would be more likely to try this since she loves mac-n-cheese. Jon loved it....he likes cauliflower anyway. I thought it was ok. Savy wouldn't even taste it.
So tonight I tried macaroni and cheese with butternut squash.
This one almost fooled her. She said "nummy, nummy, roni cheese" when I sat it down in front of her, got a forkful, and licked it....then she didn't touch it again. She did eat her veggie nuggets though. I thought this was really good...it tastes just like regular mac-n-cheese. Jon liked it too.
There are many more recipes in that book I want to try. I think I'll experiment with some of the dessert dishes next...maybe Savy will actually take a bite of those.
And just for Jon, maybe I'll make my special bread pudding with bananas foster sauce...that's his favorite dessert. I learned how to make it at the "Cooking Cajun, Cajun Cooking School" in New Orleans, but I put my own twist on it. And it is divine, if I do say so myself. If anyone wants the recipe, I'll be happy to share it.