Dinner tonight...yummy and don't leave out the mint! It's so good!
So I forgot to say a few things about the ministry of cooking thing.
The whole point of Jamie Oliver doing it is to get people interested in cooking at home, instead of eating take-out, in hopes to help Britain (and the US) stop being so fat.
But what I LOVE about what he is doing is that he isn't saying "I'm going to show you how to make weird fat free, sugar free brownies", he is saying, "have a bit of cream and bacon, and loads of peas, with a great salad", because eating food that is yummy and satisfying and full of fresh vegetables and other ingredients is so much better for you than chicken nuggets, or diet cookies. Its as much about what you are eating as it is about what you aren't.
I am so glad that my mom taught me how to cook when I was young. She taught me how to make food from actual whole raw ingredients (as opposed to hamburger helper-ish meals). I am amazed at how it seems to be getting harder and harder to find actual ingredients in grocery stores, and how more and more aisles are filled with boxed, mixes instead. I think a lot of people don't know how to cook any other way.
Anyway, the other point of the ministry of food is that you are supposed to try the recipes and then pass them on in an effort to spread the wonderful cooking love.
So I am...passing it on. Literally.