Thursday, April 21, 2011

Brief Kitchen Encounter

Before coming home I made a list of a few things I wanted to accomplish. I have wasted times in the past of my breaks and decided that I needed to make this one different (cause otherwise I might go crazy).
Some of my goals are: (1) become better at cooking (2) read for pleasure ALOT (3) learn how to play the piano again and (4) be a better person! The latter being a more complex one, but the others I have started already! Last night I began my piano lessons with my mom. I believe I was called rockstar more than once... but I really have a lot of practice ahead of me. I am already on my second book of pleasure (reading the hungry games trilogy) and cooking.... well I am on my second week of that....
Being home there are five capable adults (yes, I am one of them). Because I am one of them I have been put into the rotation of cooking. Wednesday nights are my night. I decided that I want to document this for all those who know... I AM NOT A COOKER! So here is the first..
Why brief kitchen encounters... let's just say it has something to do with my attire while cooking ;D
Today's meal... Sloppy Joes (a request from my Dad).
I used Jesica's (my brother Marc's wife) recipe. Never done it before, wasn't even sure if we had everything. But I did it! It turned out great and everyone seem to enjoy it. Here are a few pictures and a video of my encounters in the kitchen...

Here is the recipe I followed. I had to double it because I didn't feel like 1 lb. of beef would be enough for this family.
I even defrosted the meat all on my own. I was weird watching it. The blood was boiling.. ugh!

Not done yet! It was really difficult cutting the meat out of the bag thing it was in and getting it into the pan...

Yeah for me I did it! I added green beans (my favorite) and french fries. Yes, this was super simple. But I like to keep it simple. I am all about dumping things into a pan and making magic. Until next Wednesday... What should I make? Any suggestions?


  1. Go Katie!! I have a great easy recipe that only takes one pan and just throwing things in. It's a yummy top roman dish. Let me know if you want the recipe. Only three ingredients can't go wrong.

  2. I can attest to the fact that KB did it all by herself and it was yummy, and not chicken even! My little pooper is growing up! Piano lessons were fun, we tried to pretend fight for Dad's sake, but we just laughed through it. I am amazed at how much you can remember about the piano since you probably haven't touched one since you were 12?