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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.

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4 Responses to “Cooking”

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

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

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

  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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