I’ve taken a big step. I am trying something new in the kitchen. You don’t understand how big this is. I bought cilantro. Seriously.
I bunch of my friends have been pinning recipes on Pinterest, and so have I. But I never actually tried to make any of it.
It all started when I was talking to my husband about dinner. I was planning on making Unstuffed Pepper Casserole. This is a great casserole made with red and yellow peppers, ground beef and tomatoes. I make it all the time. Apparently too often, though. My doting husband told me he was getting tired of the casserole. What?!? “Tired of the casserole? This is a good casserole!”, I thought. So I listed off a few other casseroles and chicken options that I have, and he wasn’t excited about any of them.
Now, I have to admit, cooking is not my strong suit. I have a small repertoire of recipes, and that is it. My husband likes to cook and cooks several times a week. However, he also told me he didn’t want to cook much anymore. He wanted to dinner ready when he came home. I get it, he works hard all day. It is not too much to ask.
But I was at a loss. What can I make that is not pasta, quesadillas, casserole or something frozen from Trader Joe’s?
And then, I saw it. Avocado Chicken Salad: http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648616667756/. I like Chicken. I like Avocado. I can learn to like Cilantro. It seemed easy enough. So I boldly went to Trader Joe’s and picked up my supplies. And making this dish was a snap. I baked the chicken in the oven, shredded it, and stirred in the avocado and spices.
I was a little nervous when hubby took his first bites. He didn’t say much. I mean, what if he didn’t like it. He has cheerfully suffered through many an “experimental” meal, and always has a good thing to say, but I still feel awful when something doesn’t turn out right. I want to retreat back to my casseroles. But much to my surprise, he said he liked it. And went back for seconds! Success!! I just might try this Pinterest Meal thing again.