Are you learning how to cook? or looking for new recipes to try? Join me in my monthly recipe challenge.
One night at the beginning of 2014, my junior year in college, I was thinking about the past and future. I remember meals from my childhood that I absolutely loved and looked forward too. My moms homemade mac and cheese or her sweet potato pies on thanksgiving.
That got me thinking even more. What meals will my kids love for me to cook? Meals that I can make unlike anyone else. I’m not a horrible cook, but I’m not the best either. How can I get better at cooking? How can I learn new recipes without overwhelming myself?
That’s when I came up with my monthly recipe challenge. Every month I would cook a new recipe. One that I had never cooked before. No matter how hard, easy, or what culture it came from. If I could get the ingredients for it I would try it.
The first meal I cooked was home-made mac and cheese. It turned out really well. I learned to cook a steak. I also cooked a few Japanese meals: curry rice and dango. I planned on learning how to make melon pan (Japanese sweet bread) and homemade bread.
A few months into my challenge my situation changed. I was no longer able to experiment with food. Now, two years later, I’m able to start my challenge up again. Plus in a few months my son will be starting solids and I’m excited to try new foods with him.
As I had said up above every month I am challenging my self to cook at least one recipe that I have never cooked before. I think the only difference is I may do more than one recipe a month. In March I’ve decided make plantain chips. My grandma used to make these and I’d love to try it myself. I’ll also be making apple cinnamon chips. Both are pretty easy recipes.
If you choose to join me in my challenge you can choose your own recipes or follow the ones I make. If you join let me know I’d love to follow the recipes you choose. Also I’d love for some suggestions of food I should try to make. What do you think I should try? Comment down below.