I love to cook! I don’t always have enough time (after work, barre, and spending time with Kensington & David) so I’ll admit that I order food for delivery more than I should, but in general I really enjoy the process of cooking and then sitting down to enjoy a home cooked meal with my husband and daughter. I try not to eat any animal proteins (probably about 95% of the time), but my husband still eats meat and dairy and Kensington still eats meat on occasion. That means that when I cook, I always make a variation with meat for my husband. I don’t force him to eat like I do, but I do load up his plate/bowl with TONS of veggies.
I stumbled upon this recipe via Instagram and decided to try the white wine lemon pasta.
It looked very good and healthy, not to mention it was easy to modify for David. So I picked up all my ingredients, sat Kenz safely in her bumbo so I could cook, and got started.
Step One: Lay out all the ingredients.
Step Two: Prepare & Chop Ingredients
Step Three: Actually cook some yummy food
Step Four: EAT!
Of course, not everything happens as it should (or as I tediously plan out). Here are some of the fails I faced while trying to cook this meal:
- I thought the quinoa/WG pasta I bought would take longer to cook. Not so – hello overcooked noodles
- The Italian Sausage I bought Dave wasn’t the “right” kind I was expecting, but he swears it turned out fine (smart man)
- My stovetop was out of character-ly HOT. Burned the garlic (obviously this is not the best showcase of my cooking) and had to start over
ULTIMATELY it was still really good. Dave had seconds, Kenzie ate a bunch of veggies & noodles, and I had enough in my belly to keep baby 2 happy. But real life means even though I consider myself an above average chef (but no means a pro) sometimes getting distracted by baby, trying to do too much at one time, or even just the exhaustion of the day means not everything happens perfectly. And I’m cool with that. We all ended up fed and happy and David even commented “I’m so glad you’re a good cook.” Little does he know…
Utensil storage behind me: I bought mine at home goods but see similar HERE