Cooked for the wife for the first time in, ooh, about 6 months last night. She’s been on a diet that’s basically meant her not eating any real food, which has meant fending for myself. This isn’t really a problem – I don’t struggle to feed myself – but I’ve missed the social aspect of eating a meal together. I’ve also missed the nurturing feeling you get from cooking for someone else.
P’s decision to come off the diet came rather suddenly so I didn’t really have time to plan any great ‘first meal’ for her but I was able to rustle up something from the ingredients in the fridge.
Given the nature of P’s diet, I kept the meal very simple to avoid shocking her system. A couple of tomatoes and a chopped red pepper were tossed in a bowl with some olive oil and seasoning before being put into a medium oven for 30-40 minutes and then mixed in the bowl again with some balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves. The meat component involved massaging a couple of chicken breasts with a little olive oil before grilling it on the Creuset grillet. The meal was completed by some steamed fine beans.