When we were in Wyoming, I was all about cooking. We had a grocery shopping extravaganza when we arrived and I got enough stuff to feed us at home for a long time. What I learned about myself is that if I take away my computer, the TV, and evening activities, I can actually pull it off. I even liked it. One of my meals was a huge flop, but we won't talk about that.
When we got home I managed to stay on that same wavelength and keep up my good cooking habits. Yeah right! I have been horrible! HORRIBLE!
That was until I came home from Julie and Julia to that Lean Cuisine and it felt so wrong. So very, very wrong.
This morning I made French toast. And it was good.
Then in a flash of productivity I took the kids with me to the Verizon store and we got my defective phone replaced. Then we went to the grocery store. Was I high? Surely I was out of my mind to take my kids to the store. It must have been the very old vanilla that I used in the French toast. It's from Honduras and I can't bear to throw it away. (How long does that stuff last?)
Then I called my husband on the way home and told him if he wanted a really yummy lunch, he should be at the house at 1. Y'all, I made Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich from The Pioneer Woman's web site. And it was very, very good. It was hands down the best thing I have ever made and one of the best things I've ever eaten. I added some mozzarella slices to it and, oh my word, I could've cried from the deliciousness.
About an hour later I really needed some Tums. Worth it, it was!
Now the smell of the onions, Worcestershire sauce, and beef has faded and the stench of having scorched the bottom of one of my pans is still lingering.
I keep telling myself that I was my hubby's dream girl today for cooking up this great lunch, but the truth is I think I liked it more than he did. Maybe I'm my own dream girl! Ha!
Seriously though, make this sandwich as soon as possible. You might even be able to pass the Tums off as after dinner mints.