I cooked a lot this month! Honestly, if I told my teenage self that I’d be a good home cook in the future, I would probably have rolled my eyes and laughed. Before I got married, I was a terrible cook. I successfully burned everything from bread to eggs to spaghetti sauce, and that’s reheating, not cooking! I’ve made food that had no taste whatsoever, overly seasoned dishes, and sometimes just badly seasoned food.
It came to a point where my siblings got nervous when I’d attempt to make something in the kitchen, and no one wanted to taste my cooking. I actually almost burned our house down once. The incident involved a whole bottle of cooking oil, a pot that wasn’t deep enough, and a whole bag of squid balls. Pot was filled with oil, the entire bag of squid balls was dropped in all at once, oil overflowed. As a result, I found myself face to face with a giant fireball. Oh, did I mention that we had wooden cabinets above the stove back then? Yeah. [Read more…] about January Recipe Roundup (Yes, I Am Officially A Home Cook)