Well I stayed true to one promise yesterday, I made my first ever New Year's Day dish all by myself! I followed a RECIPE and used measuring cups and spoons(thanks MIL!), and used the stove AND the oven at the same time! I was so proud I had to take pictures of the process because trust me- an event such as this is kind of like spotting the infamous Bigfoot. PRETTY RARE.
Question, why does the water turn green when you boil the peas? I don't get it.
Look at me mixing spices and using fancy bay leaves!
Now here's where I got a little confused, the recipe called for minced garlic. Me not sure how to mince- hmmm- scratching head and grunting.
So I used the blender, is that wrong? It felt right.
I even chopped up jalapenos to add a little kick to my cornbread. Look out Paula Deen, there's a new cook in town.
And here they are fresh out of the oven, so perty.
Check out the finished product!
And when I was finally finished in the kitchen, my comedic husband said, "Tell the kitchen goodbye and that you'll visit again next year." Very Funny.
I must confess that I added some sour cream on top, but I didn't want photographic evidence of any extra fat added to the meal, yesterday being the first day of my eating healthier and all.
And speaking of cheating, I had 3 cigarettes too. Boo. But way better than a pack.
Maybe I can make it through today without cheating. Fingers crossed.