Empty Nest Menu

Now that the kids are gone, there are really only two meals on our dinner menu: The Let’s Create Something Wondrously Gourmet Special, and The I Don’t Give A Shit What We Eat Platter.

Preparing the former involves a recipe from an obscure cookbook, a leisurely trip to the Farmer’s market, and me and the partner in the kitchen, sharing a bottle of wine, listening to Shawn Colvin, generally enjoying the sensuous pleasures of cooking.  The other 30 dinners of the month go like this:

Me: What do you want for dinner?

Her: What’ve we got?

Me: Not much.

Her: How about take out?

Me: I don’t want to spend the money. I’ll put something together.

And we end up with this:


That would be four leaves of spinach and a pan-grilled hot dog. Yummy.

(Stay tuned. I’m going to start working on my cooking skills.)

11 thoughts on “Empty Nest Menu

  1. Hahahaha, I think your sister must have something amazing to say about this 🙂 Clearly this is fodder for a new episode on her cooking blog!! (Please??)

  2. Haha As your big sister I’m proud to see you honing your cooking skills. You are clearly in touch with your inner Emeril. One thought: next time, you might want to live it up and include six potato chips.

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