The Quest Survives the First Full Week

I stayed the course through the first week of my new adventures in cooking. I cannot report to have made great strides in food preparation efficiency, but I’ve learned to make the time pass pleasantly.

I have dozens of CDs that rarely get played. So, I’m going to make sure I have great music rolling while I’m cooking. Guess what? Listening to music really fills my soul! I don’t know why I’ve opted for silence all these years when I could have reveled in sound. Already an unexpected bonus of my quest!

tomato-basil tart with smoke mozzarella cheeseI’m especially pleased with the Tomato-Basil Tart with Smoked Mozzarella Cheese. I’d never made Tart Dough before, so I thought I’d have a real issue pulling it off. Fortunately, my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer did most of the work… and seemed delighted to be out of the closet for once! While my rolling pin skills leave much to be desired, the end result was quite tasty if not the aesthetic masterpiece for which I’d hoped!