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Cooking

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cooking has always terrified me. Especially the part about touching meat. It's slimy and gross!

A couple weeks ago my mom and sister Stephanie went to upstate New York for a week so that Stephanie could go to college orientation. Megan and I stayed at home and had to fend for ourselves. I was pretty worried about what we would eat, since I have a fear of cooking. However, I'm even more afraid of starving, than cooking.

I did some research online and decided that Rachael Ray's 10 dollar meals sounded do-able. I sent some recipes to Megan, and she picked Honey Mustard Chicken and Mushroom and Pea Chicken.




I was extremely proud of myself that I managed to 1) touch meat without freaking out 2) cook something all by myself 3) cook something edible!! I realized that this cooking stuff wasn't so bad after all.

One of my goals for August is to cook once a week. Yesterday I cooked Mango Coconut Chicken for dinner. My entire family loved it! It tasted SO good too! The recipe suggests making it black beans, but I made it with rice and green beans.



If anyone has easy meals for beginners send those recipes my way.

Photos from rachaelraymag.com

4 Responses to “Cooking”

  1. Yay! I'm so proud! Those recipes look and sound delicious!

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  2. hmm...well those photos make it look easy!

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  3. Hey, those pics look delectable. See, you have so many undiscovered skills, YAY!

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  4. Those look great! Yall must like chicken... we eat a lot of chicken at our house too, which is funny because, in my opinion, it's the nastiest raw meat to deal with. I have a raw meat phobia, and I wipe down the entire kitchen with Clorox wipes after handling chicken! Happy Cooking!

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