I did it. I made dinner without feeling completely stressed (yes, the wine helped) and I actually somewhat enjoyed it. Could it be? Yes, it’s true. When F came home from work, the kids actually weren’t fighting, Raffi’s Christmas CD was playing (again), the tree was lit and dinner was already served at the table. And I actually felt some kind of positive emotional response within me for having cooked a successful dinner. As Penelope would say while patting her chest, “Good job, me.”
Here’s what was served at Chez Bahnson:
- Chicken with Goat Cheese and Basil from Barefoot Contessa At Home (Thank you Ina Garten!) This was my first Barefoot Contessa recipe and it was a success. Easy and quick, which is what I like.
- Wild Rice with Mushroom and Herbs thanks to Trader Joe’s
- Steamed Broccoli
Ok, the rice and the broccoli were really simple, but I needed simple and the whole meal turned out really well. Baby steps, right?