Hello from Hartford!
I had a fairly uneventful trip up here and got to spend some real quality time with my Nook, which was awesome! Now I’m hard at work (or not) trying to get some work accomplished. I’m not gonna lie, after traveling half the day, I’m not really feeling work. I’d love to just sneak out of here and go out and enjoy the glorious weather that is going on outside – 60s and sunny, it’s like the winter we never had in Florida!!
Anyway… it’s Monday, and that means it’s Friend Makin’ Monday! Hopefully I didn’t scare anyone off last week with my freakishly accurate Saved by the Bell quotes! Today’s topic focuses on cooking – something I will do none of this week since I’m traveling. Boo. Here we go….
FMM: Cooking Habits
What is your favorite meal to prepare at home? I don’t really have a favorite meal I like to cook. I cook a bunch of different stuff and they’re all fun to cook!
Do you like to experiment in the kitchen, or do you prefer to stick to the basics? I like to experiment when I have the time. Normally I have some sort of recipe I am following. The last time I experimented I came up with a fabulous Kobe style meal. It was delish!
What is your favorite cookbook? I don’t really have a favorite cookbook. Most of the recipes I have I get from magazines or a website like Allrecipes.com.
Do you have any tricks to share that help you reach your fruits and veggies goal for the day? I already eat an abundance of fruit throughout the day, so that’s not a problem. I love my fruit!
|That would be a fruit skewer dipped in white chocolate. Can I get an AMEN?|
Veggies are tougher for me, since I hate them. J I do try and make at least one veggie with our dinner, but the options are limited to what I like … corn, potato, (yes I know these don't count) sweet potato, green beans, zucchini. That’s about it. Hehe. I’m working on this though, I swear!
What’s the most interesting thing you made last week? Oh that’s easy – I made Courtney’s Healthy Chicken Parmesan Burgers and some yummy cheesy potatoes I found on Kristin’s Friday Favorites. It was the first time I tried both recipes. Both were fantastic and fun to try.
How often do you watch cooking shows on TV? I love watching Food Network on a Saturday or Sunday morning!
When you’re hungry, where are you most likely to look first? The refrigerator, or the pantry? I strangely always open the fridge first, fully knowing that all of the yummy snacky food is in the pantry. Apparently I think that one day that whole "drink a glass of water when you're hungry and you'll feel full" myth will actually work.
List a few healthy staples that can always be found in your kitchen. There are always apples and pears (from Costco) in my fridge. And I always have All Whites Egg Whites because they are delicious. I used to think egg whites would be gross, but they taste just like eggs! And there’s always a stockpile of chicken breasts and chicken thighs in the freezer. (Costco again)
Are you motivated to cook at home even when you’re eating alone? It depends. Like last week when I made the Parm Burgers I was alone, but most of the time, if Hubs isn’t home, I’m not making any kind of elaborate meal for myself.
How often do you try new recipes? I try new recipes every once in a while – when one really sings to me. I have a bunch of “go to” easy recipes that I make on a semi regular basis, which are always good. So when I find a good new recipe, I add it into the rotation.
So that's it from me. What about you?
Questions for you ...
- Do you like to cook?
- What is your favorite thing to cook?
- Any tips for non-veggie lovers like me?