I really have to stop watching the Food Network, because it's making me think I can find my way around the kitchen. Today's trip to the supermarket was probably a mistake. I just know that the lemons and onions I brought home won't ever get used. It's a good thing I couldn't find the scallions, or something else would have gone to waste, too.
But it looks so easy when they do it. I don't even have the right kind of knives to chop fresh vegetables and herbs, much less the skill to know what to do with them. I don't have a grill pan or a food processor, so I couldn't make all those recipes even if I did know what I was doing.
These experts know so much more than I do that they're making me crave foods I know I don't even like. I watched people diving into zucchini and eggplant today, and I thought, "I want some of that." But no, I probably don't. I might be willing to try it again, though, instead of rejecting it outright. A little open-mindedness isn't a bad thing.
Potatoes aren't exactly my specialty, but I'm more comfortable peeling, slicing and cooking them than I am with anything else. I have a couple of recipes that people have given me that I've managed to make edible. Just because my dream of being the Rosemary Potato Guy was an inedible failure doesn't mean there isn't a potato dish in my future, something that will get me invited places.
And at least I didn't buy any eggplant or zucchini at the store, so I haven't completely lost my mind. Some day maybe I'll make one of those tangy grilled vegetable sandwiches that Rachael made on her show today. Not until I've figured out what to do with all these lemons and onions, though.