New Year's Resolution: 5 reason why I want to learn how to cook. | Cindy's Blog

New Year's Resolution: 5 reason why I want to learn how to cook.

(Fettuccine noodles, broccoli, chicken)

Okay, let's get one thing straight. I'm a busy person. I work full-time, I go to school full-time, I have a husband who doesn't like germs but is willing to vacuum, take out the trash and do the dishes occasionally LOL I have a lot of hobbies (photography is my favorite), I workout 3-4 times a week and I love to watch TV.

But despite everything listed above, I want to learn how to cook.

How perfect that during my company's Christmas party they gave away a cook book!

I'm Asian, okay. I've been cooking scrambled eggs, ramen noodles, white rice and stir fry for myself since 11 years old. Asian parents just tend to "force" their kids to become independent at an early age.

My point is, I know how to cook enough food to get by all these years. However, I want to learn more and go beyond what I've learned at home and watched on the Food Network but never made (no shame, I know I'm not the only person!) and here's why:

1) Control over my food. An obvious reason. Knowing exactly what goes into my food and having the ability to swap out ingredients, not necessarily just for a healthy alternative, but to incorporate the wild game Addison brings home from hunting/fishing.

2) Control over Addison's food. LOL typical wife thing, but seriously, this guy does not eat healthy. He will cook bacon, oily fried eggs, hash cooked in oil and maybe a sirloin if he has time for breakfast everyday. He's more than willing to eat anything I make -- I just have to make it. So, I will definitely take advantage of that.

3) Save money. We spend wayyyyyy to much money eating out for lunch. It's hard, though, because we work with our friends and we can pretty much go whenever we'd like. And sometimes we're short on time and just need something quick. On average, we spend $150/week just to eat out. And I currently spend $250/month on groceries. Ugh...... so I want to learn how to cook so we can come home for lunch more often and cut down on eating-out.

4) I'd like to have kids one day. I'd like to be able to cook for them :) I give stay-at-home parents a lot of props but I believe that just because I'm not always home doesn't mean I shouldn't learn how to cook. It's practically a survival skill. You never know. Apocalypse.

5) Bonding. Addison and I don't get to spend a lot of time together so this may be another way for us to bond; however, lately he sits at the kitchen table trolling Facebook and occasionally glances at me and says, "the food smells good so far." LOL Today he's not even home *sigh..... so who knows what this will do for us --if anything at all.

That sums it up pretty good. Anyone else doing the same thing?

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