Having fun cooking
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I haven't had fun cooking in a long time. Probably since around the age of 5. It always seemed like a chore or just another thing that I had to do. However, lately I've been having so much fun making up new recipes. Yesterday I made a classic that my mom use to make for me when I was younger. Acorn squash with butter and brown sugar. In the past couple of months I have been making new wraps, salads, stir-fries, chicken with marinara sauce, lentil burgers/ meatloaf, pinto beans with ham bone, and the list goes on. Today I made squash fries, squash seeds, and more acorn squash with brown sugar and butter. I've been trying out a lot of new foods like white beans, lentils, squash, chicken, and more. Tomorrow I am making chicken when roast vegetables in the slow cooker. Can't wait! In the past I use to be so afraid of burning something or making something I didn't like and making food go to waste. I don't know if it was the end of working, the income restriction, more time on my hands, or sparkpeople that got me interested in making new stuff. Before I was eating lean cuisines or spaghetti cause they were quick. Now I am spending sometimes hours to make something new. I love it cause it keeps me busy and then I get to taste the reward in the end. I feel like I'm learning more and more every day. Maybe it just runs in the family genes, but I'm loving my new life of cooking great and interesting food.