It's an unusually nice feeling to leave dinner with a theoretical certificate of completion. Perhaps sharing a kitchen, namely someone else's, isn't the end of the world. And perhaps some handy habits can be learned when prepping along side a "pro".
The menu: grilled grouper with a citrus salsa and carrot couscous. Yu-um! Other than lacking a green veggie (take note Hanz) everything was A++.
Added bonus? I can add cutting a mean citrus supreme to my list of culinary talents!