I'd take the subway to work and hang out at the coolest places with my best friend in the evenings. Living essentially alone, I'd have to cook for myself, too, which was new territory for me since this was the first time I was 'on my own'. I know, I lived a pretty sheltered life!
As you know, cooking is not my forte. One night in D.C., I was baking cookies and I set off the fire alarm. Moments later, the fire trucks arrived—sirens wailing and all. In walked three
That was my cue to exit the kitchen and eat out as much as possible until I moved back home.
Lucky for me, I got married shortly after and super lucky for me, my husband is an excellent cook.
Now that I'm a mom, I try to cook more often. The
This year, I have started to challenge myself more in the kitchen, and I've even forked over money to buy a few cookbooks.
When I was asked (along with four other Canadian bloggers) to take part in a five minute food challenge with Clover Leaf, I had to agree to take part. The challenge? Take five ingredients and make a meal in under five minutes. Oh, boy. I guess they didn't know who they were dealing with!
After I received my basket filled with Clover Leaf products and a few other goodies they sent to help me with the challenge, I decided to make the salsa tuna roll-ups. I thought it was a pretty simple recipe to follow.
First step: open the can.
After I opened the can of tuna, I proceeded to cut myself, which seems to be the norm (cut, burn, whatever) when I am in the kitchen.
Due to a bleeding finger that I had to take care of, my challenge went over the five minute mark. But I didn't give up. I made a salsa tuna roll-up, and offered it to my son who was in the middle of doing his homework. He didn't want to eat it, so I had to. And it was tasty! It was actually really easy to make, since there was no actual 'cooking' involved.
The part of the challenge I loved best, though? Finding out that Clover Leaf is donating 555 cans of tuna to local food banks.
Clover Leaf is giving a basket of goodies to one of my readers, too.
To enter, just leave me a comment before April 11 telling me which five minute challenge you'd love to try!
Good Luck - I hope your 5 minute challenge goes better than mine did!
Disclosure: Baskets provided by Clover Leaf Seafoods.