If you love to cook, but aren't sure on how to stay prepared in the kitchen; here's what you need to know.
If you lack in the creative area of cooking - no need to worry, looking up recipes or buying a cookbook isn't cheating! It's good! Not only will it open your eyes to new things, but you will also start to learn what works with what, and why. You can find new or classic recipes everywhere nowadays, whether that be online or in your Nana's dusty notebooks - you will have everything you need at the tips of your fingers.
Start simple first, (you don't want to do anything too over complicated because you will only end up stressing yourself out.)
Next, it's time to get your supplies, fruit and veg, meat and fish; get whatever you need to make that delicious dish. If you find it tricky going shopping, maybe because you feel overwhelmed with choices, or maybe you're always on the go and just don't have time to spend in supermarkets - HelloFresh will bring you the ingredients straight to your door, along with the recipe that instructs you what to do next. This is a great way to avoid any hassle.
If you want to cook a meal properly - you will need the right utensils. Sharp knives are key! Without these, you will not only be taking double the amount of time, but you may also cause yourself an injury by using too much pressure and cutting yourself. Then you'll need pots and pans, bowls and any other tools to make your meals. (Like a peeler, chopping board, whisk, and measuring cups and jugs, etc.)
Make sure your kitchen is up for the job! Disinfect the surfaces properly! (Otherwise, you will get ill!) Get the best storage, whether that be drawers, cupboards, knife blocks, and even magnetic utensil holders. You want something that you can keep all your bits and bobs in safely, where they can't get damaged. No one wants clutter in their house, let alone their kitchen. Once you've finished preparing and cooking your food - get rid of the rubbish immediately so it's done and out of the way.
Stay positive; things don't always work out how you wanted them to the first time. But you will learn from your mistake, and that's the fun of cooking! Cooking can be stressful if you're in a negative atmosphere, so play some music, light a candle and have a dance! - Cooking should be enjoyable, not a chore. It's all about creating new things, and showing yourself what you're capable of.
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.