I rarely cook. When I do I have three or four go-to meals that I know by heart, and those are the only things I cook. There are a few reasons I don’t cook. One, I don’t enjoy it. It stresses me out. I prefer to know exactly what is happening at all times, so trying new recipes and not knowing how it’s going to turn out, is not within my comfort zone. Cooking is work to me, not relaxing. Secondly, I’m not good at it. When Adam and I first got married, we lived in a teeny tiny apartment and within a few weeks we had a system set up for when the smoke detector went off, because it went off every single time I cooked, without fail. I’ve probably burned or ruined more meals than I have cooked successfully, no exaggeration. Finally, I really enjoy eating out. I love trying new restaurants and experiencing new places within our city. Eating out is also a bit of an escape for me. It’s a break from all the stresses of life for just a few minutes.
While all of the above is true for me, I wanted to challenge myself this year, so I made a New Year’s resolution to try at least one new meal a month. I’ve decided to share my review of some of the recipes I try – whether I’m successful or not. These are not recipes I’ve created. I have found them other places. If possible, I will share where I found them and provide a link to the full recipe. Hopefully knowing that I am the one bringing a store-bought dish to the potlucks, who is more likely to burn the food than produce an edible finished product, will give you the confidence to try these dishes yourself. After all, if I can follow these recipes, you should have no problem.
Click on the image below to be taken to the review for that recipe.