So summertime brings me to a crossroads in life, my fraternity’s chef gets a summer vacation, I’m morally opposed to eating Top Ramen or hot dogs as a college student, and I just am a fan of more spice in my life than those flavor packets.
What is a bachelor (laughs) to do?
One option is to order in every night (I actually tried this)
Monday: Papa John’s – $8
Tuesday: Cookin’ Cafe – $7
Wednesday: Legal Seafood – $30 (they don’t actually deliver, I walked)
Thursday: Domino’s – $7
Friday: Wing It – $9
In one week, I’d spent $61 on food. This does not even include my daily stop at JP Licks.
I realized that over 12 weeks, I could spend almost $1000 on food when I should be saving up for my senior trip to somewhere wild and exotic (give recommendations!) so I’m learning how to cook.
Now I must say I’m to a degree spoiled, both my mom and grandpa cook really well, and their dishes are authentic to wherever our family decides we’re from that week, and so I was initially a bit hesitant to start cooking on my own, but I began anyways.
My first entree was:
Island Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and Mushroom Rice
(the meal also included mixed vegetables cooked by my former roommate, but he decided to add Tabasco sauce….not a great idea)
Spaghetti with Cream of Mushroom Chicken
(the meal also included peas from a can, but I bought the salt-free kind, and I’m not a fan)
Plantain crusted salmon with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli (sp?)
awesome, no failed veggies this time.
It’s actually pretty fun cooking and experimenting at the same time, seeing that I’m in withdrawal of learning how to do something new, so I figured cooking would be equally challenging.