Monday, August 06, 2007

Dinner solution

I resolved the dinner dilemma.

This morning I realized that take-out would be taking the easy way out, fulfilling the letter of the law but not the spirit.

I did decide on an easy dinner though -- baked spaghetti and meatballs, fresh corn on the cob, garlic bread, and chocolate chip cookies. Since she lives so far away, I decided to assemble the baked spaghetti and let her heat it and melt the cheese. I had debated on making fresh corn casserole that I found through Multitasking Mama, but I had already put the corn on to boil when I looked it up, so alas, that will have to wait.

Personally, I like to make my corn a little different (boiled, then roasted with butter, salt, and a bit of Parmesan cheese), but I wasn't sure it would go over well, so I opted for plain old corn on the cob. I did give her the recipe for how I like it though.

The chocolate chip cookies were a last minute idea, sort of. My friend Michael Ann gave me the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ages ago, and I've made it so many times that it's almost second nature. Since I went with an easy menu, I thought the cookies would be a nice extra. Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? :)

So, at long last, here is the meal I prepared (minus the garlic bread):

Easy, but foods that are liked by most people. She was quite gracious when I delivered it, and even apologized for walking away from me at church yesterday.

Here's hoping this is the beginning of a new path!


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I hope that it is a new beginning. It's hard to be angry at someone who cooks for you!

Multitasking Mama said...

I'm glad you didn't opt for take out! I was going to call you yesterday but we've started VBS here and I'm beat already!