Monday, July 26, 2010


I seriously suck at this. I don't understand why, let alone how, someone would spend their time after work cooking meals. I'm happy when I make it to the fridge to pull out the milk for cereal. I've always been the one who wants food asap. I'm not interested in waiting 20 minutes to cook it. It seems like wasted effort and time to do this when there are simple solutions (mac & cheese, cereal, etc). I eat like a poor college student and I would rather spend the time on something different.

Well I've decided that I want to learn how to cook. Clearly it's no surprise that my skills in the kitchen are minimal if any. I really want to change that. I'm always given recipes from people saying it's really quick and simple, but I feel overwhelmed just looking at it. It seems like a lot of work to me! I want to get to a point where I have recipe success and can pull things outta my mind. I want to feel comfortable with adding a few spices that aren't included in the recipe. I want to learn to cook!!

So here's the thing: I want to try out 3 new recipes a week. That's right. I'm going to cook 3 new dishes EVERY week.

First things first.... I need to find a cookbook!



You should totally make that zucchini olive flatbread. I just wrote all about it on my blog and I swear it is the most yummy thing ever!!!

I'm learning to cook too, so we can give each other the easy recipes :)


If you're really a cooking virgin, you should read the I Hate to Cook Cookbook.

I started a little blog a few months ago to share recipes for those wanting to not starve to death but not feel like you're being held by the stovetop. I'm looking for some followers, please drive and by and leave a comment if anything helps.


Oh dang! Nice! For what it's worth, batch cooking has been a lifesaver to me on several occasions. I'll cook a few cups of rice or beans and use those throughout the week. If I buy veggies on Sunday, I spend time then prepping them. It's easier to throw things together that way -- less time!! :) I look forward to hearing about how your cooking goes!