Previously I intended on doing a Southwestern Mandarine open inquiry project to prepare me for my practicum to China. However, due to recent events I came to the difficult conclusion to stay local this year for my practicum and consequently decided to change my open passion inquiry to cooking.
To start, I would like to point out that cooking and I have an interesting relationship. Usually it has takes me what should be about 30 minutes of making dinner roughly 1.5 hours… to make it better, the food is barely palatable. A prim example of this was when I cooked a box of Annie’s Noodles in 50 minutes and still somehow undercooked them so they crunched when I ate them. So I figure, better late then never! I have decided not only to learn basic cooking skills but also be able to create a balanced meal. I believe it is so important to eat right for not just your physical health, but also your mental.
In the past, I have tried to no avail to learn to cook. I believe my major downfall has been in my inability to meal prep. I find that I wait till the last minute, when I am hungry, to find food. This hinders my meals because I am not thinking of what would make a meal balanced but instead just scavenge for anything that will fill me up, usually carbs… My plan is to start meal prepping, looking into what I can make into balanced meals, and start to live a fulfilled life loving my food!!
I want everyone reading this to know that I am starting from square one, ground zero! I know i’m not the only one, and I hope that I can help others learn to cook balanced meals through this process. Below is a picture of pop tarts, I had them for lunch the other day. My knowledge has nowhere to go but up!