Tonight I decided to make something pretty simple. I like the idea of being able to cook something different just about every night. When you're just cooking for one, you can end up eating the same thing for days. So, I am definitely on the hunt for meals that are easy to fix for one. Tonight's meal worked out beautifully, in that respect.
I just sauteed a piece of rockfish in butter with some Italian spices and Emeril's Essence (I love that stuff!). I stole Jamie Oliver's idea of using different kinds of beans together, and then put it all on top of some quick-cook couscous.
I was originally going to do some garlic or tomatoes with it or something, but I decided at the last minute to just go with the butter and a little bit of spice. I also squeezed a little bit of lemon juice over the whole thing at the very end. . . and voila - delicious!
I am still getting the hang of timing things in the kitchen. As in, what gets started first and when, and what needs to be done in advance. I'm not what you'd call efficient at this point, but following recipes more carefully seems to be helping me learn. (Imagine that!)