The (Likely More Than) Year of Cooking Reasonably – Recipe One

Dish is pictured above. It was quite nice.

If you’re like me, and I would certainly hope not because Wow, do I ever have problems, you probably can’t cook worth a dam. Like any man in his mid-20’s my normal eating pattern usually consists of throwing some meat on the Foreman Grill or in a frying pan until it’s as leathery as an old shoe or charred to the point where it tastes like ashes from an old volcano.

I disliked this rut I’d fallen into and apparently, so did one of my current roommates.

This year when we all did a gift exchange at the holidays, she decided to give me a humorously titled cookbook and encouraged me to use it when I wanted to cook something at home. Realizing that yes, I do eat like a mentally unstable homeless woman in a post-apocalyptic environment, I promised her I would and later set out for the grocery store to get ingredients.

Up first was “Scrambled Eggs and Cream Cheese.” I’d need eggs, cream cheese, some dill (I opted for seeds instead of sprigs as I couldn’t find any), salt, pepper and a bit of water. In short, all the basic things that any idiot needs to prepare a flavorful dish. I gathered it all and was off!

Much to my surprise, I didn’t fuck up this freshman outing. It was easy to make and took around ten minutes of my time to prepare. It really is amazing what you can accomplish when you focus.

So, from now on, whenever I go out to buy groceries, there will be a new installment in this series on my blog. I’ve grown up a lot in the last few years. I’ve matured in managing my money, who I decide to show romantic affections to (Never catch the feels for a roommate!) and even when I sleep. Surprisingly, I can’t stay awake for 24+ hours anymore like I did before.

Now, it’s time to gain experience in the cooking area of life.

 

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