There is a funny belief circulating out there that foodies and food bloggers eat gourmet food every night. While I can’t speak for all the foodies out there, I can certainly say that in my life that is not the case. Don’t get me wrong if I could eat homemade, gourmet food every night I most certainly would. I mean, honestly, who wouldn’t?
The thing is, we foodies are typically pretty busy too. When I get home from work I either have four hours of class or four hours of homework. This means that most nights I am eating leftovers, take out, or boxed pasta very quickly and sometimes even while walking. (Really I’m not kidding, I walked to class several times while trying to eat mac and cheese, it’s surprisingly difficult). So when do I make my handmade pasta? Or lemony breaded chicken breasts? Or even single serving ice cream cakes? Well that’s easy, the weekend!
The same time that’s dedicated to home improvement projects, sleeping in, or going out, I spend cooking. My little break from a hectic life is letting everything else slide away while I scoop, measure, preheat, and eat. I make enough to have leftovers to munch on throughout the week and, of course, I take photos!
Still, I have tons of food-based gadgetry, a crazy idea that I’ll go to culinary school some day, and I spend far longer than usual planning and cooking the things I make, that’s just how much I love cooking. The point is you can too. It just takes a little extra planning and an hour or two on a Saturday. Anyone can love to eat and make food.
Which is exactly why I giggle a bit when classmates and coworkers comment on how I must eat so well every night. It’s because I probably just ate something I whipped up in about 5 minutes or maybe just scarfed a Starbucks croissant…