Question: Have you ever watched the Food Network and think the people on the television are speaking in a foreign language?
Q: Do your friends think you have the cooking skills of a sting ray and not Rachel Ray?
Q: When you read a cook book, do would wish it said, “Here open this and place it in the microwave for five minutes?”
Q: Do people go out of their way to make sure you are NOT in the kitchen when a holiday meal is being made?
Well if you answered yes to any/all of these questions, then my Blog is the one for you. Up until about five years ago, I really sucked at cooking. By sucked I mean frozen pizza and microwave popcorn was about the extent of my cooking skills. And I would have answered a resounding “YES” to all of those questions.
Well about that time, I found my solid better half in Amanda, who I have been dating for the last three years. Two years ago, we moved in together. She works full-time and is a full-time graduate student. Something had to give, meaning I either had to find the money to purchase a whole lot of meals, or I had to learn how to at least help out with the cooking.
My Blog is the fruit of those last few years. At least once a week, I find the time to cook her something special–maybe a little out of the ordinary, or maybe something ordinary with a new twist. Sometimes it requires her help and ideas, but more and more I am finding good fits on my own and sometimes even better ideas.
Here, I would like to share some of those thoughts, recipes, and ideas with you–the reader, who also struggles with cooking. The meal suggestions here are going to range from the very basic to more advanced meals that I will try to simply for you. Most importantly, there should be nothing here that could be considered cruel and unusual punishment when you attempt to go about cooking it.
If you are a more advanced chef, this might not be the place for you. However, be open to the possibility that some of these suggestions may be great ideas that get overlooked.
Lets face it, I am never going to get a job working at the town’s best restaurant, let alone Applebees or Olive Garden. However, I can fend for myself now and I am finding that I really enjoy it!
With my Blog, maybe I can help you do the same.