Full disclosure: I don’t like to cook. Not saying I can’t, but I don’t do so with the joy necessary to be a good cook, a real cook. But I do like to eat. A lot. And, lucky for me, I have a spouse who is happy in the kitchen. Who pours over cooking periodicals, chats up recipes, scans blogs for ideas, and with great innovation prepares meals that make everyone at our table happy.
Inevitably, after our workday, our conversation goes something like this: Are you hungry? Or the other, how hungry are you? Either would elicit a yes or a very, and therefore my response would be followed up by, what are you in the mood for? Yes, seriously, the sky is the limit from my own personal spouse-chef. Vegetarian? Simple. Vegan? Varied and delicious. Italian, Asian or any combination of healthy and delicious cuisine? Of course. She opens a few well-worn cookbooks, looks over her notes, checks the fridge and cupboard, and begins with what we have on hand. And this is another point because what a cook has on hand must be plenty in order to produce such meals. Cans of coconut milk and coconut oil. Fresh fennel and basil. Sushi vinegar. Curry. And of course the right knife. Pan. Cutting board. Nothing flashy but precious objects kept in their place.
I offer to help, and there are times when I am allowed a grater and cheese, or asked to scrub up a few potatoes, maybe to gather cherry tomatoes still on the vine. Sous-chef maybe not, but dishwasher extraordinaire, yes!
The following post is from her blog: The Savvy Skillet. Here is one of our favorite dishes, a wonderful tofu. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
5 thoughts on “Skillet Italian Tofu”
Hi Moira! How are you! You always look like you are enjoying life! I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I checked out MJ’s blog and recipes and YUM! Lee and I are now empty nesters, and when I feel like cooking ( some nights it’s canned soup nights!) I am free to use any ingredients that I want. The fussy daughter is not here! She took a dislike to onions among other things.
Enjoy your anniversary and all that life has to offer! Sharon
Thanks for being a faithful reader! Enjoy your empty nest, seems to be one of life’s well-kept secrets–it can be quite fun!!
You’re right, Moira, a well stocked cupboard is of utmost importance to an inspired chef! Lucky you too have both!
Lucky isn’t the half of it, well-fed and healthy too!!! Thanks for stopping by. xxoo
I don’t know why I never cook with tofu. That looks so yummy!
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