Hi there! My name is Natalie.
Both of my parents are chefs. They spend their time in kitchens, contributing to society by creating delicious works of art. I, on the other hand, am a 21-year-old, almost college graduate. I spend my time browsing the internet, looking at my cat & various dogs, and telling people I am doing homework. My biggest culinary claim to fame is the mac & cheese casserole* I once made in 2016, which my mother said was, and I quote, “Very Good.”
The thing is, I like the idea of cooking. It seems very rewarding…heck, seeing someone enjoy your food is rewarding, but as a 21-year-old almost college graduate who spends her time saying she is busy while being very not busy, I don’t spend nearly as much time as I could focusing on my nutrition. I live at home, y’all-–we have food, waiting to be prepared, yet a common dinner for me is a handful of Kix cereal and 6 Ritz crackers…
That’s where this blog comes into play.
I am not saying that my nutrition will get any better, but maybe, I’ll be able to be more creative with the ingredients I have, forcing me to find some semblance of nutrition along the way.
So, here are the rules:
- Once a week, I must document at least one meal I ate.
- A picture or video of the finished product & list of ingredients must be provided.
- Each meal must contain at least 3 ingredients, not including seasonings.
- Each entry will include a review of the dish.
- I can’t repeat dishes during the month.
Hopefully, by challenging myself in this way (it’s a challenge for me, OK?), I’ll be forced into developing some critical adult skills, like eating properly and not injuring myself every time I use a kitchen appliance!
So, that’s me and my blog! Thanks for checking it out! Tell your friends/family/co-workers/pets to follow me on this journey towards culinary bliss.
*I have since lost the mac & cheese recipe.