My husband and I have decided to embark on a new journey. Fast and easy is what we as a country have become accustomed to, including our household. Even though I am a housewife with a passion for cooking, we still find ourselves falling into the trap of convenience food. Whether it be ordering pizza, having an expensive meal out, or even picking up a pre-made chicken at the supermarket, we are eating this way multiple times a week. For me, it is mostly out of laziness, because really how long does it take to cook an easy dinner? The delivery man isn't getting here any faster. We have decided to leave the world of fast food, restaurants and take out behind. And are ready to change into people who wouldn't think about spending for something they could easily make cheaper (yummier and healthier) at home. So starting today, for the next year, we will not spend one dollar on food that doesn't come from my kitchen.
When we made the decision to give this a try, I wanted to go a little further. I have been a home cook for about 6 years now, but within the last year or two, I have become obsessed with really learning how to cook. Six years ago when I met my husband, I wouldn't even touch a piece of raw meat. He is the one who taught me the basic fundamentals of cooking. Today, I can trim a pork shoulder with the best on them. But being a young wife, I find that there are so many ingredients I haven't used, recipes I haven't tried and techniques that have gone unexplored! So, I am going to use this as an opportunity to enhance my cooking and I hope that you follow me on my journey!