Jul 17, 2015

Four Years of Cooking

Yesterday was officially four years of me deciding to cook. I still have a hard time believing that once upon a time I couldn't cook at all. It's hard to believe that we ate out a lot or had a lot of frozen pizza. Then one day I set my mind to cooking and here we are now eating home cooked meals every day.

We try once a week to have Rob cook a meal so he can learn the basics at least if he needs to cook for something. And he struggles and gets frustrated, and we have to remind ourselves that it was four years ago that I was exactly the same way. A meal that takes me thirty minutes, takes him at least an hour if not longer. And once upon a time I was exactly the same way.


Favorite Smell // onions and garlic cooking in olive oil

Favorite Herb // cilantro - I love the smell

Favorite Sandwich // Roast beef and smoked Gouda panini

Favorite Fruit // Strawberries -- that so happens to be Addie's favorite food

Favorite Vegetable // I'm not a big fan of rare veggies but I do love cooked green beans

Favorite Dessert // my chocolate chip cookies


Favorite Food I've Cooked // Easy Pork Tacos -- hear me out, I'm not a pork fan but I have this recipe for pork tacos with a salsa made with mangoes and it is seriously delicious


Favorite Beverage // I drink a lot of water but if I'm looking for something different then Sprite (I'm not drinking caffeine these days)

Favorite Meal (but I struggle to make) // Spaghetti and meatballs -- I can do the spaghetti just fine and my mom even walked me through how to make meatballs which are so simple but they were never as good as hers and I love spaghetti and meatballs

Favorite Breakfast Food // Waffles -- I'm not a breakfast fan actually, I really don't like pancakes but a waffle could win me over any day

Favorite Kitchen Tool // other than my knife because a good knife is important, I love my mandoline. It really really seriously hurts to cut your finger - trust me on this one - but it really cuts down on the slicing time.

Favorite Kitchen Appliance // Dishwasher -- I really hate dishes. Small appliance I love my stand mixer.

Favorite Kitchen Chore // I don't mind snapping the ends off green beans. It's a mindless activity that keeps my hands busy.


I have really learned a lot when it comes to cooking. And for the most part it has been a fun adventure learning.


Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday!


xo, B

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