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Apr 26, 2007

I love to cook

by Nicolle:

I love to cook. Mainly because I love to eat, but I also like the creative aspect of cooking. We finally got DVR, which allows us to record the shows we like and watch them (without commercials!) anytime. I have been watching "Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller" and I love it. Her recipes "morph" into each other. For example, on day 1 I cooked olive stuffed pork loin with asparagus/sun-dried tomato pasta salad. Here is Greg ready to dig in...

On day 2, you use the leftover pork in wontons for wonton soup (see photo) and on day 3 you use the pork again for pork fried rice (no photo, but it was yummy).
My favorite recipe set so far starts with roasted vegetable stew with Moroccan couscous. On day 2 you use some of the leftover roasted vegetables to make a side dish of eggplant-olive caponata. The main dish is grilled chicken kabobs with scallions instead of wooden skewers (see photo below). On day 3, you use some of the leftover chicken and, again, the roasted vegetables for chicken curry.


Greg has been a good sport with trying all of these crazy meals, and I am having a great time. If you want to see some Robin Miller recipies, you can find them online...http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_rm/0,2757,FOOD_23676,00.html

8 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow, all that cooking is very impressive. Greg is a very lucky guy. You never cease to amaze me Nicolle - working, going to gym regularly, singing in a choir, singing in the opera this summer, cooking gormet meals every night. Seriously, I'm really impressed by you. (I think is maybe my first totally non-funny comment I've ever made on someone's blog!)

andrea said...

Hey...did I mention that Andrew will be travelling soon? Sometimes friends like to invite us over for gourmet meals while he's gone....hint, hint. :)

Natalie said...

Yes David and I will also be up to trying out any of your new creative meals. I can't believe you made wontons from scratch! Amazing! Those are my favorite!

Carrie said...

Nicolle, I am going to ask Seth to refrain from looking at your blog for a few days...I don't want him getting any ideas that I should be able to cook like that too. : )
Now seriously, I think that blending meals is a brilliant idea. I didn't know there was a chef that did recipes like that. I am checking out the link you posted. Thanks!

Greg & Nicolle Sherwood said...

Natalie,
What I didn't tell you about the wontons is that they exploded when I put them in the soup. Also, the azaelas were in our yard when we moved here, so I don't know anything about planting them.

Jeremy said...

How did you get your wontons to stick to the wall like that? That's amazing.

Western Rebel said...

Nicolle!
I thought I should tell you I've been reading your blog this week...Holly forwarded me an email when your little girl was born. Congrats! It's so nice to hear about such great things in your life!
Michelle (from TN)

hollyollie said...

Sounds like you’re one of those moms who can do everything! I am one of those mom who can’t. How do you find time to take care of Clara, go to the gym and cook everyday?