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 foodnetwork.com. I think that category matches my ability level.