I like to cook but I don't like to cook for other people. I don't handle rejection very well; what if they don't like it? That's a reflection of me on that plate! I only have a handful of dish I feel comfortable serving, most of which are desserts.
My cheesecake is sure to please, no doubt about it. If you like cheesecake, you will love my cheesecake. You will, it's a given. Hell, even if you don't like cheesecake you will still like my cheesecake. I hate cheesecake but I really like mine.
My mom is not a good cook so, by comparison, she thinks I'm Julia Child. Whenever she plans on a party she always asks me to cook something, you know, since I'm so good. It's nerve racking, the pressure! I am definitely not good enough to cater anyone's party. Recently she asked me to make something for her Fourth of July party so I made pasta salad.
With ingredients like toasted almonds, roasted red bell peppers, grilled asparagus, chickpeas, fresh mozzarella and basil, etc it was fresh and healthy in a bowl. Lovely. Looks nice too, right? It tasted good, I liked it, but I knew it would bomb at my mom's party. The taste was too subtle; I didn't use any dressing because who needs dressing when you have fresh tomatoes and red onions? All you need is a little bit of olive oil, right?
So, the salad didn't go over too well but that's okay, I liked it. I guess I could've made it a bit more popular by adding in some meat (bacon maybe?) or just drowning it all in Italian dressing. Lesson learned, know your audience.
Way off topic and about a month too late but...
Michael and I saw fireworks on the night of the 4th. It's been well over a decade since I saw a large firework display and it was nice. I couldn't get that Katy Perry song out of my head though; damn you Katy Perry!