Living in an apartment in Brooklyn with four other people isn’t easy all the time. Especially when the kitchen is so small and fridge is always stocked. However the real challenge is with going to work and school, when can I really have time to eat besides buying coffee and a bag of smartfood popcorn here and there? As I am growing a bit older and starting, as many say “adult”, saving money is a big part of that. Getting chipotle or some big seamlessed meal is not a good look for my wallet, or my body for that matter. This school year is my year of trying to cook more and I guess prep my meals for the week so I am not faint starving when I am in class all day and come back at night and am too lazy to make anything, (which is what usually ends up happening). Being diligent about going to trader joe’s and getting groceries isn’t the main problem for me. The problem is the consistency of making a full meal instead of making meek little salad’s, pieces of toast, and pasta (if I can get myself too), and then getting bored and falling back into old bad habits of not eating all day, and ordering unhealthy large meals late at night. My goal this fall and winter is to keep up with my usual meals but to try to make soemthing new eveyr week instead of the same old thing. I am ready to throw out my fear of putting in effort into a meal and it coming out extremely bad. As I am starting to be more on my own, the realization that cooking is a vital skill that I need to take responsibility for in my life. I need to stop just throwing ingredients together out of lazyness and find a cooking niche that is suitable ot my life and tastes. Hopefully my wheat toast with peanut butter slapped on will be the end to my main meals this year.
My mid year resolution to maybe cook more?