Make Cooking Fun
Cooking is just one of those things that people have to do. Do you hate to cook? Don't know how to cook? How can cooking be fun?
1. Make cooking an event.
Maybe you've never cooked before. Maybe you don't like to cook. Instead of slaving over a hot stove, try making cooking fun. Choose one delicous, easy recipe, then make a special shopping trip just for the ingredients. Invite some friends over and show off your new talent. Make it an event.
Try cooking over a campfire or learn how to grill. For some reason, cooking outside seems less like work. And really, you can cook outside for much of the year in most climates. Don't save grilling for the summer. Try roasting squash on a cool autumn evening, or cook bacon and eggs on Easter Sunday morning.
2. Learn how to cook as a family.
This is a great activity to learn together with your children, your spouse, or your best friend. Take a cooking class together. Not only will you share precious time with your loved ones, you'll be sharing a practical life skill as well.
Try asking a special friend or neighbor for his favorite recipe. You can ask him to come over and assist you in preparing it, with the understanding that he'll stay for dinner, of course. Most people are very willing to share what they know and love.
3. Cooking a homemade meal can be quick.
Many people don't cook simply because they assume it takes too much time. Actually, driving to a restaurant, waiting for your take-out food, then driving back home can take the same amount, or even more time, than if you just cooked something yourself.
If you are prepared and know a few simple recipes, you can cook at home in 20 minutes or less. Search the internet for "20 Minute Recipes." There's just no excuse not to cook.
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