There is a saying that goes “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Well this might very well be true and if it is Katarina now owns Mark’s heart (even more than she already did before). Over the last year and one-half she has become an amazing chef in the kitchen. Utilizing online cookbooks, customized based upon other user reviews, and tempered by our own favorites she continuously and almost nightly produces the most amazing meals.
It all began shortly after we started out on the road. Free from a daily commute to work and in an effort to establish a healthy and stable diet for the two of us Katarina took it upon herself to develop her cooking skills to the max. This last Christmas, and continually, we upgrade the cooking utensils to ensure her tools are top notch. For her part she spends time online researching meal ideas, seasonings, and cooking suggestions. Much as someone gets to understand any passion Katarina has found one for herself.
Some of the menu items she has perfected and regularly prepares include:
What has ended up happening is that her meals are so good we have a really hard time eating out anymore. Looking down the menu many of the high-end meal choices for $25-$50 per plate are items she regularly prepares for our home meal. To compensate we try to order items that are difficult to prepare or very involved; this way we eat something special while out and maybe incorporate it into future dining plans. For example we are adding a Feta Cheese and Spinach Panini sandwich to our home recipe after trying it at a corner bakery in Morro Bay.