or ... I don't WANT to know how to cook...This is the question. Have you ever seen anyone cooking from their crib days? Nobody was born a chef. It's a learnt skill.. Let's discuss some of the points.
1) "Vitalia! Your recipe didn't turn out as good".
- How did you prepare it love?
- Well, I didn't have beef, so I used lamb instead. I didn't have parsley, I used dill instead. But it doesn't matter, right?
Kill me now... where did you see tabbouleh made of dill? There is a reason recipe is written step by step. Ingredients which work with duck, will not necessarily work with chicken. Tell me it didn't work when you followed my pictures step by step and read carefully otherwise I will retire early from food blogging.
2) "I will ruin my nails!"
Gelish will help! I cook every day for 3-4 hours, and yet my nails are always perfect. When there is will there is a way, remember that.
3) " I am too tired after work"
It's all about planning. We all have bad days and I do sometimes end up working from morning till late night but such things are usually predictable (of course not always but somehow predictable). So cook something that your family can eat for 2 days: a stew, a nice soup.
4) "I don't know how to do grocery shopping".
That's why I attach pictures for you with 90% of the ingredients. Make a list.
5) "My mother-in-laws tells me I am a terrible cook"
Okay! I would personally take it as a challenge. When I married my darling husband, I actually stood next to my mother-in-law watching step by step what she was doing. Imagine your hubby was always under a wing of his mommy, always fed his favorite food and now he is taken away by you, princess. Isn't his momma worried? Oh Yeah! But what if she knows that he is fed at home just as good? Maybe even better (hope my mom-in-law doesn't read my blog)..just kidding. I honestly wanted to learn how to cook Lebanese food even better than some Lebanese do.. believe or not I do! And I am so proud of it..not to say how much my hubby is proud. We make sometimes tabbouleh competition! So much fun!
6) "My food always burns"
Lower the fire my love!
7) "I simply hate cooking!"
You have kids? Where do they eat from? Cans and pouches only? Sometimes those do come in handy when you travel etc but in general my kids eat only home cooked food. Why? Where did you see salmon being fresh for 6-8 months? So start cooking now. Your little ones will say thank you!
8) "Do you ever mess up your dishes"
If you only knew how many times I messed up my dishes, you will not come back to this blog. I did and I do. We all have bad days. Sometimes I cannot even get a simple chicken stock correctly. We are all humans. But does it mean you are a bad cook??? Of course not. It means you are a great cook who will try again tomorrow... (don't let me down on this one, ok?) . I live by one saying: "If life throws lemons at you-make a lemonade). So , I was planning for a tom yum koong but messed up my stock completely. Let's see what we have? FULL BOILED CHICKEN. Hummm... what can we make with one? Maybe some nice salad? Or maybe even a small stew in the pots? Or maybe I will leave this one for kids with mashed potatoes? See what I mean? Instead of saying "I am a failed cook", say "I am a smart cook who will learn one more dish right now"
Love you all!