I love cooking. I cook mostly from scratch, which started due to Scarlett's food intolerances and grew into a way of life. On occasion, I try to recreate convenience foods and it's always a toss up whether it will be a success.
I have recently decided that we will consume even less meat than we already were, cutting back to maybe once or twice a month. Using up the meat in the freezer may be setting my husband up for a let-down, but that's what I'm doing. Tonight's menu was "Hamburger Helper" and green beans from our CSA last year. The beans have been in our freezer since last July and need to be eaten before they start rolling in again!
I am still very much in the process of teaching myself to cook. There is typically at least one disaster and we often eat meals that aren't so tasty. Last night's dinner was no different in that aspect. Suddenly, in the middle of the recipe, I realize that the rest of the ingredients are not going to fit into the skillet I've chosen... oops!
After switching skillets, I completed the meal and it ended up being delicious (which is good since there is enough for leftovers and we only refuse leftovers if the meal is awful!)