i know i can't be the only person on the planet who doesn't actually enjoy cooking. i mean, i do like to cook, but it feels like so much time & effort to create something that literally takes like 5 minutes to eat... at least the way i inhale my food anyway. maybe when i'm cooking for 2 on a more regular basis (come july!) it'll be worth it, but right now it falls into that "i'd rather be doing anything than this" category for me.
thank god for any/all recipes that have the words "quick" and "easy" in them. i made the pioneer woman's quick & easy roasted red pepper pasta sauce last night...good god was it easy to make and tasty. i'm telling you, this woman is a freakin' genius. i changed the recipe a little to...
1. only used about 2 tablespoons of butter instead of the 4 the recipe called for- only used them to sauté the onions, garlic & peppers in the beginning
2. instead of transferring the sauteed vegetables into the food processor i just used my immersion blender right in the sauté pan, make it more chunky than the puree she's going for...and less damn things i have to clean at the end
3. never added any broth to it, and just a dash of 2% milk to lighten it up (didn't have any cream on hand)- could probably forgo any milk/cream anyway
4. added some fresh chopped basil from my herb garden, highly recommend that.