Back in my early to mid 20’s, I cooked in a couple of restaurants. It was not something that I wanted to make a career out of, so it was not something that I pursued. Which is not to say that I did not learn how to cook. Without a doubt I am not a grand chef, but I can cook without burning everything.
I haven’t done a lot of cooking over the last 10 or 15 years. Mostly just special occasions. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and birthdays. Well, after the passing of my mother and my brother, cooking is no longer optional. My brother loved to cook, but, well, he’s gone now so living all alone as I now do, if I don’t cook, I don’t eat.
I managed the first week just doing Top Ramen, surprise surprise, that got old really fast. So now I have started cooking again. Getting used to cooking for only one person is taking a bit of practice. If I am not careful, I cook way to much.
The pasta is Ziti, once cooked it gets a tablespoon of Olive Oil, a 1/4th teaspoon of Rosemary a 1/4th teaspoon of Thyme, 1/8th teaspoon of Garlic and a 1/4th teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. The Ziti then was covered with a Alfredo sauce.
The Sirloin was cooked in Olive Oil, with a light sprinkling of Rosemary black pepper and garlic.
The Lobster was lightly covered in butter and garlic with a squeeze of lemon.
The Asparagus got butter and garlic.
To be truthful, at the moment this obviously constitutes “Comfort Food”. So I will have to be careful to not eat like this more than once a week, or I will end up fatter than Vince Neal faster than I can change strings on my guitar.