I don’t know what it is about me, but I am certified as barbecue-challenged. I can cook like a wannabe gourmet, but when it comes to the grill, I just can’t seem to get it right. It would be nice to be able to grab those uber-expensive cuts of steak off the coals in their intended state of “doneness” But they’re always over cooked, or bleeding. Why can’t I get it right?
There’s nothing quite like food cooked on the grill when it’s nice out. Maybe it has better memories attached to it, maybe it’s the flavor, or it could be the fact that you get to play with fire. Heating coals or wood can take a little time to start up, and using a bunch of butane can change the flavor of what you cook over the flames.
I don’t know anyone that has a neat and tidy utensil drawer. Okay, maybe my mom, but thats a whole other story. I constantly find myself digging through a pile of (mostly unused) cooking junk. Why do I have to wade through egg slicers, strawberry hullers, and candy thermometers to get to the only stuff I actually do use… like my measuring spoons?
If I had to pick the place where I waste the most money, it would have to be inside my fridge, I buy fresh fruits and veggies, in order to eat healthy, but by the time I get around to preparing them, they have often turned to mush. I feel guilty wasting food, I really have to start eating the vegetables first, and THEN the Twinkies, but until then, check this out…
I’d really like to think of myself as a domestic goddess, effortlessly creating fabulous meals, while wearing a dress, complete with apron and pearls. It would be wonderful if my house was always well ordered and tidy, and that I had time for things like home canning. I have to admit I carved out some time to try it once. Only once… it was simply too difficult, too time consuming and, I was left worried that perhaps I hadn’t done it correctly, and would end up poisoning my family.
It’s down to the wire, we’re at the bottom of the ninth, with 2 outs… and you know you still have a few people left on your list that you can’t figure out one thing to get them. Maybe they already have everything, or you’re not sure what they like, in either case, I have the answer, and if you hurry, there’s still time to have one by Christmas.
Yes, we all know there are quite a few advantages to bringing your own lunch to work. Not only is it much more economical and time saving, it’s likely to be a much healthier option than you’ll get at your local fast food joint. I don’t usually mind brown bagging a lunch, but sometimes I enjoy a nice hot meal and unfortunately the communal microwave oven isn’t always the most appealing (or sanitary) option.
Life is all about trying new things. From the day we’re born, we start learning, experimenting, and attempting to do and experience more. Some days we become better people, and others we learn what not to do in the future. While the things we try at a young age are relatively simple (learning how to put on pants and bringing food from the plate to your mouth using a utensil), we make the tasks more and more complicated as we progress through different stages of life. Thankfully, not everything we learn has to be academic knowledge though.