My Cooking Experiment

I have never been a chef. Before I came to college, the extent of my kitchen prowess was heating up canned soup, cooking store-bought pasta, and heating up frozen dinners in the microwave. I never really had to make anything more; my dad was the chef of the family, and put together some wonderful creations for dinner each night. When I started here at UM, the access I had to cooking appliances decreased, and my food consumption was limited to restaurants, the dining hall, and anything microwaveable.

However, things are now different. I have just moved into an apartment with a full kitchen, and have realized that eating at restaurants for every meal is just not financially an option. As such, I’ve started to do more grocery shopping, and making my own food. As I said, I am no Bobby Flay. However, I’m starting to get bored with spaghetti, Ramen noodles, and chicken nuggets, so I’m going to start experimenting with new recipes. This experience, of course, is likely to be a comical one, as I struggle through preparing most likely the simplest of entrees! For this reason, I’m going to try to share some of these experiences with you!

Being my compulsive self, I need to have a format for each of these posts, instead of just rambling on about cooking, so my format (for now, at least) will be as follows:

Entree:

Side Dishes (if any):

Materials:

Recipe:

Pictures:

What I Learned:

Hopefully, the “What I Learned” area will let me recap any earth-shattering (and prehaps comical!) conclusions I came to during my time in the kitchen! By the way, I’m not trying to steal an idea from the movie “Julie and Julia,” I just figured you guys could use a laugh or two 🙂

My first experience took place a few nights ago, when I went out on a limb and tried making Hamburger Helper. I’ll have a post up on it soon!

In addition, if you have any recipes you enjoy making (of any difficulty level!), I encourage you to head over to my Contact page, and shoot me a message with the recipe! Who knows, I might even prepare it as part of this little experiment 🙂