Today I decided to go with the suggested topic for NaBloPoMo’s day 14.
“Tell us about the best meal you ever cooked.”
So this is the deal. Before kids, I would spend hours preparing one meal. I love cooking. It’s therapeutic, don’t you think?
And then came the kids. And out went the fancy food. There is just no time.
However, once in a blue moon I find myself some time and make something fantastic. I mean FANTASTIC. The problem is? My mother is never there the night I prepare it. For one reason or another, she misses it.
So what do I do? I recreate it the next night she is at my house. You see this coming, correct? The time I make it for my mother, it is a total fail. It happens EVERY-SINGLE-TIME. I go on and on about this amazing thing I made and about how I will make it for her. But does it turn out the second time? NOOOOOOOOO!
I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have said to her, “But it was SO GOOD before! HONEST!”
There is ONE thing I haven’t failed yet. It is THE favorite meal of the family. My amazing chocolate beer coffee chili I got from Allrecipes. You will never taste a better chili. My homemade Italian bread is always on the side. I just wing that. And I wing bread GOOD.
Do you make something special that everyone simply LOVES?