I have always liked to cook. However, that does not mean I don’t have SO many failures under my belt. (Ask my kids about the cream puffs). I hear from some friends who see my posts and say “Oh, I wish I could cook.” I tell them, “But you CAN!”. It seems to me that sometimes a person will see a recipe online and regardless of experience, will try some of the most difficult things and then when they don’t get the results they expected, they just give up and say they can’t cook.
I’m about to tell you that you can.
It’s not the difficulty of cooking that makes you quit, it’s the lack of experience and we ALL have to start somewhere. I’m just your ordinary housewife. There are a lot of blogs run by professional chefs or dieticians, and I LOVE those, but sometimes you want to hear straight talk by someone cooking for a family, who does not have professional equipment or a large food budget. Gordon Ramsey would holler at me on a nightly basis, sometimes, he might end up surprised, but in actuality, it’s only my hubby and kids I need to please! An all-time family pleaser is always some kind of pasta. As I said previously, my pasta machine was found at resale and would you believe it, but that I was shopping at the local Italian market and they had a gnocchi attachment for half price!
So dinner tonight was Homemade Gnocchi in a Fresh Tomato Marinara.
I am not including the recipes here because you can find them anywhere online or in a cookbook, but let me just say that even if you don’t think you can cook, you can impress your whole family by making your tomato sauce from the superabundant and inexpensive tomatoes in your grocery or your garden! It does not take a long time or tons of experience and it’s SO CHEAP! Just think how proud you’ll be to be able to say to your family.
Let me feed you.