Friday, June 21, 2013

Learning to love to cook...

Confession... I don't like to cook. 

 It has taken me 4 1/2 years of marriage to admit this. When we got married all those years ago I thought I would love to cook and I started strong, but you can ask Andrew... he won't know when our last fresh cooked meal was.  I got into those freezer cook days to an extreme a while back and seriously have not cooked since!

Reasons I don't love cooking... See below

1. Expense- 

I am cheap frugal.  I don't like spending lots of money, especially on temporary things.

2. Time- 

The past few years I have been so overwhelmed by work that I almost never had time to cook. I also have this issue with trying to be "productive," I have never seen my time cooking as productive time.

3- My lack if precision- 

Something I have learned about myself- I am more of a big picture person than a details person. This past week, 2 of the best cooks I know (mom and younger brother) were watching me try to fry eggs. They both wanted to take the spatula from me. Last week I also made the ugliest batch of pancakes for Andrew and I.

4- Space-

We have had very small kitchens for the past 4 1/2 years... with no dishwasher!

Okay... All of that being said, I want to learn to love to cook!   I will be looking at grocery ads, Pinterest, etc. to find inexpensive, not time consuming, tasty meals.
Join me in this journey!



  1. I know you can do it. I did. I am the big picture person like you. Deena is the detail person. As a big picture person the first thing I learned was that all those precise measurements on the recipes are only guidelines. Your big picture personality can be an advantage. Use it. Love Dad

  2. I love to cook for my husband, however...I share in the teeny tiny kitchen with no dishwasher and only enough countertop for a dish drainer to sit next to the sink (which is where it stays all the time, because where else am I going to put it!) We are RDs in a freshmen girls dorm, which is where we have been since we got married 5 years ago. We LOVE our job, but I am super excited at the thought of moving someday to a larger kitchen, so I can actually USE my love for cooking. Looking forward also to sharing in your journey! Your blog is adorable! :)