After completing high school and 4 years of college I still had very little experience in the kitchen. Even I warned Cesar of this before we were married, he was made painfully aware of this firsthand.
As a newlywed, I was enthusiastic about being the perfect housewife. I was going to vacuum while wearing pearls and everything:-) I soon found that such expectations were beyond my grasp.
I don’t know when the realization first hit. There was the time I decided to make scrambled eggs ( one of my specialties now). I was missing one ingredient, white milk. Being the innovative person that I was I decided to use chocolate milk instead. Needless to say, the recipe hasn’t made it into Better Homes in Gardens magazine, just yet.
A great turning point came as I was dutifully making some grilled cheese sandwiches for my husband and I. I had melted some butter in a pan and was heating them. Somehow when it was time to turn the first one over I misjudged the trojectory and flipped it into a sink full of dirty dishes and soapy water.
It was then that my husband introduced me to a sandwich maker which has been the only tool I’ve used to make grilled cheese since:-)