Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Pretty Meal

I think I'm a good cook. Really, I can count this as a talent of mine. Recipe following to a 'T' may not be my strongest point, but I can improvise and substitute with the best of them! I rarely make the same meal twice unless it was just an ABSOLUTE winner because I love to experiment and try new recipes. Some yield more success than others, but for the most part, I think I've got a cooking gene.

I've never, however, been able to get my meals to turn out as beautifully as the pictures in books... (maybe because I don't do EXACTLY what they say, I don't know. Or maybe they're all really plastic-- like in fast food advertisements.) Eric assures me my food is attractive, not just tasty. (we were discussing Elder Uchtdorf's talk in the Relief Society Broadcast and I commented that I can never get my food to look as good as I think it tastes.) He didn't agree, bless his merciful eyes and tastebuds!

I made this Thai Halibut (don't worry, I didn't eat the Halibut) curry meal this week (even made the curry myself from whole spices! Very pleased with my new birthday mortar and pestle! Thanks hon!) and he immediately got out the camera to document the "pretty meal" with a

"see, Hon? You make pretty food!"

I love that boy!

btw, there was rice and curried butternut squash to go with everything. Just didn't make it in the picture. I don't know why I'm telling you that... like anyone really cares... but I guess I don't want you to think the meal is unbalanced. (I'm so silly! Why do I care if you think I made an unhealthy meal? We already ate it all anyway!)


  1. I love it! I think we currently have the same paper towels, too. Thought you may like to know that. :)

  2. As someone who would definitely consider cooking NOT one of her talents, I applaud you Elisa! You're an inspiration to us all! :)

  3. yum...when are you having us over for dinner? Just kidding! But we would like to have you over!

  4. Definitely looks delicious. I don't think I have made a seafood dish since Ian and I were dating. For some reason seafood intimidates me. I never know what to buy, how much, how to cook it. Anyway, I would love a couple of your favorite recipes you've tried! I find myself in cooking ruts all the time.