I find joy in cooking and preparing meals. I definitely was taught the basics of cooking by my parents, but the enjoyable part for me is exploring and experimenting along the way.
I started off with pretty basic cooking for myself, but always was looking for new recipes. When I got married and we split up the chores, groceries and cooking were on my list because I enjoyed them. My husband is perfectly capable of making a meal, although these days, it’s better if I do it if he wants to get a well-rounded one (It’s like he pretended to be a good cook when we were dating to impress me or something! 😉 ).
It takes time to plan, shop and prepare, but for the most part, it’s enjoyable.
I love that I have a file of recipes that I can cycle through every few weeks. And when the seasons change, the types of recipes change, too.
Last night I made my first batch of turkey chipotle chili. So yummy! I love the favorite recipes that I know how to make by heart and are a perfect comfort food on a chilly fall evening!