I’m going to take a quick minute to talk a little bit about two of my favorite things in the world: food and Pinterest. I’m not the best cook in the world (I don’t need to remind you of the potato battle of 2011, do I?) and that I’ve had a few struggles with the whole cooking/baking thing here in Edinburgh. I thought I was a pretty decent cook before but apparently box mac ‘n cheese doesn’t count when your husband has a more
particular adult palate.
Another thing that’s added to this glorious growing process is planning our meals. I’m not a planner. Scratch that. I make plans, I just don’t stick to them. And when it comes to food it’s all about, “what are you in the mood for?” or “what or you feeling for dinner?” That’s been my approach to dinner for my entire adult life. That all had to stop when we moved here because we needed to be smart with our monies. So, I started to learn how to plan meals. Of course, I had to find those meals to make and learn how to make them and actually succeed in making them.
Enter Pinterest! This is what I’ve been pinning and making and eating and loving lately! Seriously, l o v i n g .
So, now I just check out Pinterest for some culinary inspiration during the weekend and plan our meals accordingly. I still struggle with sticking to a plan, but I’ve found it a bit easier when I’m excited about the food I’m making. The key for me has been to focus on establishing a few staples that are super easy but challenging myself to trying at least one new recipe within the week. Of course being a newbie means the “establishing staples” bit isn’t very easy but I’m getting there.
How about you? What kind of culinary hurdles have you overcome? And please share how!