On my way home from work I was starving. I thought about McDonald’s. On a budget, I thought, and then I can do better. I can do better stood out. I have potatoes, I have some bacon, I have stuff for my favorite salad. I shouldn’t eat out, I should go home and cook real food.
This is what I came up with while I was eating the meal that I cooked, below.
Two Rules: #1: I will not eat out at all. #2: If I eat at a friends or relatives house, I have to in some way help with the meal and find out where their inspiration came from.
Purpose: It is smart to cook for myself, so that’s what I’m going to do. No bags of chips or microwave burritos, drive thru’s or premade anything. I have to cook. I love to cook. I’m going to eat what I cook.
Goal: To cook for myself and make note of who inspired me.
So I cooked: French Fries which from now on I will call Pommes Frites. FF sounds like fast food. I like the sound of Pommes Frites better.
Inspiration: Ok I was in the mood for fast food, so duh. And my friend Jeanine, I had them at her house and have been making them ever since.
I had my favorite salad (of the moment): Garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, chopped lettuce, salt and pepper and olive oil. Oh, I crumbled the bacon and mixed it in.
Inspiration: Pasta Factory Restaurant, Marina del Rey, CA. My cousin Jenny used to work there and I ate this salad every week for about a year. She gave me the recipe…gotta love her.
I will, when this blog is published have a big cup of tea, English style, as I always do, with milk and sugar.