Ah, yes. The lady I don't know, with the starving 10 year-old daughter, whom I invited to my house.
Elizabeth wrote about our email exchanges regarding my offer here. We also made plans to meet for lunch somewhere in LA, when Miles and I are visiting the Dodges' at New Year's. You know, so I can meet her and make certain she's not an ax-murderer who will attempt to slaughter my children, steal my good silver or BBQ my cat.
So, she's coming sometime in February for Jen's Cooking Survival School - the Emergency Version. I have grand plans running around my head which involve a cookbook, with LOTS of room for notes and a really obnoxious apron. (I'll show her to threaten me with ugly garden statuary!) Now I just have to figure out exactly what I should teach her.
Here's my criteria:
- Recipes should be basic and not involve complicated techniques, like flambe or juggling.
- Recipes should not "re-invent the wheel". She can buy a salad at Trader Joe's.
- Results should be able to be used in more than one dish.
- Result should be reasonably nutritional.
Any suggestions, people?