|Nomadic SA Chick||
I've been cooking for a long time. Well, I learned to cook when I was very young. My grandmother was an excellent teacher of cooking and everything life. Once I got to college I noticed that my cooking slowed until it eventually stopped, with the exception of a meal here or there. I've been fortunate that I have had jobs that have not only provided me with a place to live, but also with meals. Admittedly this is great, especially after long work days when I don't feel like going home to cook a solo meal.
Let me take a break for a moment to rant about how frustrating cooking for one person is. It's not any more difficult than cooking for 2, 3, or 4 people, but it seems like that even after cutting a recipe in half or a quarter it seems like there are leftovers for days. Not to mention that it feels like a lot of time to devote for feeding one person versus several. Maybe it just boils down to me preferring to cook for others versus cooking for myself?
Regardless, when I was visiting Meghan and Zach this past weekend Meghan was telling me about how she has spent all this time making these different recipes for them with the vow of never making anything twice in one year. I LOVED THIS IDEA! Think of it like Julia & Julie, except we're not just using recipes by Julia Child. Anyway, I decided I must try this, at least for a few months. I'm doing this for several reasons, the first is because I need to fine-tune my cooking skills. I won't always have a job with meal benefits. Secondly, there is no meal service during school breaks or summer vacation, and I better get used to it now. Lastly, I'm doing this because cooking and baking were always my destressing activities, and things I liked to do. I kind of miss it. Now is the time for me.
So, when I got back this week I took to Pinterest to check out the recipes board I have with all these recipes I've been telling myself I will try .... someday. Someday is nowday. I created a menu that is set to start at dinner on Saturday (weather dependent that I can get my car out to do some shopping) and will go through dinner next Saturday. I am only planning for brunch and dinner on the weekends, and dinners during the week. I figure that I can either have lunch in the commons with my peers and students, or I will have leftovers. Though I am hoping that I will cut these recipes down enough that I won't have much for leftovers. Moreover, I am hoping I do not destroy my kitchen or my apartment over the next week as I dive into this. My kitchen is TINY, so we will see how this goes.
Cooking Disaster Menu for January 24-31, 2015
I'll try to remember to take pictures of everything and post it, along with the recipe and review of the the dishes as I journey through this kitchen nightmare.