At least one or two Sunday’s per month, my mom will cook a meal for us. She’s actually not that big on cooking, and I do not know how to cook at all, so I do appreciate these home cooked meals. We mostly just survive on takeout and frozen meals. I know, it’s terrible. I wish I could learn to cook, but I just feel it’s not for me. I love eating good food, but preparing it is another story.
Hell, there have been times when I couldn’t even properly cook food in the microwave. Does anybody remember Ragu Express? I once tried to make that and stuck the bowl of noodles in the microwave without putting water in first. Then I realized the noodles were burning. If that isn’t bad enough, wait until you hear this. I once had a friend over and we were going to watch a movie. I put some popcorn in the microwave, and actually walked out of the room without paying attention to it. When the timer went off off, we walked into the kitchen to find smoke pouring out of the microwave. I opened the bag, and the popcorn was nothing more than black mush. There was this terrible burnt smell in the house now. My mom was in the shower during all of this, but as soon as she got out she could smell it. She started yelling at me, and we had to open the door and windows to get the smoke and smell out. I have since mastered the art of microwaving popcorn, however.
To embarrass myself further, I have this ridiculous fear of the oven. I don’t even like to be too close to it when it’s on. Whenever I want to bake something, I always make my mom put it in and take it out of the oven. I’m less afraid of the stove, but I did burn myself a couple times with grease and hot water when I was younger. Also, the last time I made soup on the stove, I apparently didn’t turn the gas all the way off and we nearly died. So for now, I’ll just enjoy eating delicious meals that are cooked by somebody else.
My mom did cook us an amazing meal though, which I thought was worthy of sharing. That’s actually how this post started, and then somehow I got into sharing some embarrassing stories about myself that I might regret later. Anyways, here is the delicious meal (as also featured above). We had baked flounder with butter, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning, red potatoes with butter and parsley, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. The only downside was that everything seemed to get cold pretty fast. I’m a slow eater and like to take my time to savor the flavor. Despite that, it was incredibly delicious and I’m so glad my mom had the idea to cook this for us.