Monday, December 12, 2011

I am so going to regret this...

Here's one thing you don't know about me: I hate cooking.  I hate being in the kitchen.  I despise touching raw anything.  I hate having dirty hands.  The smell of eggs makes me want to vomit.

Ok, so that was several things you don't know about me, but there is a good reason for me sharing this with you today.  Honestly, if this post even sees the light of day, I will be very impressed with myself.  I'm about to do something I will regret.

Wait, let's back up a bit...

Cooking has never been something that I enjoy.  I know how to boil water, chicken, and noodles (though I'm never sure if they are actually done or if I'm just being impatient).  I make wonderful toast.  Grilled cheese and just-add-water pancakes are about as complicated as I get in the kitchen.  I keep praying that if I get married, the man I am head-over-heels in love with will be a chef (or at least have a passion for cooking).

Ok, now that you have all the background information you can stand, here is my plan:

I am going to make myself a homemade meal every Tuesday.  

There I said it - for all of blogland to see.  No just-add-water, premade junk for this girl.  Real, home cooked meals from here on out...on Tuesdays.  I will try something new each week and challenge myself to learn new techniques and tricks.

Putting this plan on my blog means that I actually have to follow through, every week, no matter what.  I'm sure that Mom, Esther, and Charlotte are doing the happy dance right now.   One day a week may not sound like a lot to those of you that are natural chefs, but to me it's pretty horrifying.  Part of the reason I don't enjoy cooking is because I don't understand it.  I'm a visual learner.  I have a very hard time reading directions and understanding what I'm supposed to do.  I also need directions to be extremely precise, which is not always true of recipes.  Don't tell me "6-8 minutes".  Which is it? 6 or 8?  C'mon, people!

On Wednesday, I'll post about my wonderful success or my complete failure.  I won't be posting step by step instructions; this isn't a cooking blog.  I'll just let you know what I made and how it went.

So there it is, folks.  Now to begin...I think I'll start in the kid-friendly section of  I think that category matches my ability level.


  1. i am encouraged by your willingness to try cooking!!!!!!!!!!! i think i may have to join you in your challenge. ok, here we go! love ya.

  2. Next time I'm visiting you guys, I'll be sure to stop by your place on a Tuesday!!! Way to go!

  3. Look at She has tons of recipes in 2 different sections of her blog, all with step by step directions and pictures.

  4. I think this is an excellent idea! I think you will actually end up kind of enjoying it. I'm excited to see what you cook first.

  5. I am a new follower, found you through Pinterest
    Donna G.

  6. Hi Donna, Thanks for following me! It's nice to meet you :)