In the last year, I’ve actually learned how to cook. I’m no youngster, so I consider it to be quite a feat. Even better? I get to enjoy cooking with my husband. You wouldn’t think that learning to cook would be such a life changing event but it has definitely changed my life for the better.
1) I now understand how simple ingredients combined can make the tastiest of dishes. I always assumed you had to buy salad dressings and sauces but we’ve learned to make them!
2) I have a much greater appreciation for how different flavors work together, compliment each other (or can overpower)! It has made me read restaurant menus with greater knowledge of how the dish with taste.
3) I’ve become a much more adventurous eater. We’ve tried things in the last year plus that I never would have tried before. I’m now a huge fan of brussels sprouts where I would have run from them!
4) We’ve finally started using all of those wonderful kitchen implements that we were given when we got married 20 years ago! And we’ve added to our collection when we discovered we didn’t have quite the right tool.
5) We learned that waxed paper is no substitute for parchment paper (a big cooking fail)!
6) Dinnertime used to just be something to be checked off a list. Now, there is the anticipation of the preparation and (usually) the pure enjoyment of the food! Plus, we eat a lot healthier and we don’t eat out nearly as often.
7) I’ve actually become obsessed with recipes, whereas I used to skip over them. Right now I am reading a book called Delancy, about a pizza restaurant in Seattle. The author includes recipes in the book and I honestly want to try every one.
I give the credit to our subscription to food and recipe delivery service Plated. We started using them in early January 2014 and remain loyal customers to this day. Each week they offer a variety of meal from which to choose, they source all of the raw ingredients (perfectly portioned) and provide you with the recipe. The box containing all of this is delivered to your home. You do the rest.
Note: Anything I write about in this blog is something I have paid for and have experienced myself.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
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- Link back to Fadra’s post (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic).
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