By sometimes I cook, I mean like 3-4 times a week easily. It's just that my cooking has gotten... boring.
It's not my fault, seriously. My fiance moved in with me, and while I love every minute of sharing my life with him, cooking for him is not so fun. He is the epitome of a meat and potatoes boy. He likes most meat, but not fish. He likes most starches, if they aren't too crazy (white or brown rice, pasta, potatoes = good. sweet potatoes, couscous, wild rice = no thanks). And he eats basically NO VEGETABLES. Seriously. Vegetables he likes: corn, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, green beans. Vegetables he tolerates sometimes: onions and peas. Vegetables he dislikes: broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms, peppers of any kind, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, olives.
So, it's definitely been limiting in what I cook. I know I can make things he doesn't like, but I feel silly cooking for myself and letting him fend for himself. So I often will cook us a fairly plain dinner and then steam whatever vegetable I'd like on the side. It works well enough - but I have a really hard time experimenting with fun new dishes... it seems like everything has either a flavor or a vegetable that he dislikes.
Anyway, here are a few examples of what I've made lately :-)
Mini cheesy meatloafs, before I cooked them
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes (Scott's plate - mine had veggies too, haha)
Chicken tamale casserole... sooo delicious!
Both of the above were from Cooking Light's website, and both turned out well! I loooved the chicken tamale casserole, but the chopped green chiles in the cornmeal crust were too spicy for Scott. I got so many cookbooks over the holidays, so I definitely will try to cook some new things and post about them soon! Happy weekend everyone!