I am so proud!!

United States
February 4, 2009 6:21pm CST
Have you ever made a meal that you've been extremely proud of? Usually everytime I make something for the first time, and it comes out well, I'm proud of it, especially if it was slightly difficult, or complicated to make. Well tonight I tried a new recipe that I found, and OMG it was amazing!! I'm sure most of you have heard of the restaurant Olive Garden? Have you tried the soup called Zuppa Toscana? Well this is my husband's favorite soup, and I came across the recipe on a website, so tonight I decided to give it a try. My soup came out exactly like the restaurants!! It was awesome! I am so proud of myself for finding this recipe and trying it. I'm also extremely pleased at how well the recipe turned out. When was the last time you were very proud of your cooking? By the way... here's the recipe, try it, you'll love it! I promise! http://www.tuscanrecipes.com/recipes/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana.html
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@sahmof2 (274)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I know the feeling especially when it comes out authentic tasting like you got it from the restaurant and then you start thinking why haven't I been making it instead of going to the restaurant all of this time. I made beef and brocolli and shrimp and brocolli like how you get at chinese restaurants and was very happy that it came out so well. I even made it for a pot luck once and every one was like its tastes like the real thing.
• United States
5 Feb 09
I'd like that recipe! I love chicken and broccoli, and I have had beef and broccoli once. It's great. Hubby likes it too, just without the broccoli. If I could make it at home, I could leave the broccoli out of his.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I had my brother and sisters over with their spouses and did a Mexican bar....build your own meal type thing. It was the first time I had made enchiladas...they were so awesome! Everyone raved about them.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Congratulations! This sounds really delicious! Did you find kale in your supermarket? I'm not sure I could at this time of year. I think I would try this.
• United States
5 Feb 09
Yes, I found Kale at Walmart, tons of it too. I actually have loads of it left over, and just not sure what to do with it. I might have to make more of this soup and maybe freeze it.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Feb 09
After I posted, I remembered that Walmart here may have it too. I generally am a Kroger shopper and know that their selection is a bit more basic. Beware of freezing cream soups (especially if you used heavy cream). Sometimes they turn into a big mess.
• United States
5 Feb 09
I totally know what you mean. My hubby is pure indian, and he loves indian food. So I didn't know how to cook indian food, until I had learn. My mom had spine surgery and I had to take care of everyone. Which meant I had to cook. So the first time I ever cooked was when i turned 22. The first few months were very cinnimony, and then too garlicy...but when i cooked this one beef dish for the first time, it turned out great! And I was so happy. Now I can cook like a pro! And I've only been cooking for maybe a year now. But I am so happy when my hubby says something I've cooked tastes better than the resturants version, or even better than his mom or my mom. I get so giddy. I love cooking now.
• United States
5 Feb 09
Cooking better than my mom or his mom isn't an issue for me. His mom never cooked a single thing in her life, his dad isn't that great at cooking either, he's just a basic cook. My mom was also basic and pretty much made hamburger helper sort of stuff.
@GreenMoo (11837)
6 Feb 09
I'm most proud of myself when I manage to produce something which has lots of different elements and I've managed to get them all cooked and on the table at the right time! Saying that, yesterday I made some apple and cinnamon cup cakes whilst everyone was out. Although they were nothing particularly difficult, they're something I don't make often. As a result, when I produced them after lunch I virtually got a round of applause! I must admit that I felt rather proud of myself!
@bricked (151)
• United States
5 Feb 09
For my fiance's Birthday, I cooked him a full meal including dessert. I was very proud of myself. It was the first time I cooked some of his favourite italian dishes.
• United States
5 Feb 09
I love cooking, and from what I hear I make a mean Chicken Feuchini Alfredo.
@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
5 Feb 09
Geez, your discussions are making me hungry this morning! That soup looks awesome and I'm glad yours turned out, that really is a great feeling. I am not a great cook, I have a tendency to cook things at too high a heat, I put too much of whatever in it, I always over do things. The only meal I love to cook that always turns out is roast beef. I can't really over cook it because it goes in a slow cooker at low and I get to walk away from it and I can't really put too much of anything in it because it really doesn't require a lot of additions. And I am a sucker for anything with gravy!
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Congratulations on a successful dinner. That soup sounds pretty good, but I think I would substitute spinach for the kale. I have not cooked any meals lately that I would say I am proud of, but I have made a few good ones.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Awesome!!! I know there are websites that you can go to and you can get copycat recipes from restaurants. There is a dish from Macaroni Grill that my husband and I both love so I make it periodically. I am going to try your recipe...it does sound good.