I’m- a -Big -Kid- Now
Is there anyone that’s really surprised eating is one of America’s favorite pass times? Let’s face it, there’s nothing more enjoyable than stuffing your face with tacos after a long day of work. #tacosareforever
Whether it’s McDonald’s or Whole Foods, everyone loves a good meal, but today life has become so fast paced that people barely have time to shower let alone cook for themselves. It’s jut easier to have someone else make you dinner than having to do it yourself. Also- if you’re an adult still living at home, chances are your mother still cooks dinner every night.
Why would we ever turn down mom’s cooking? To cook for ourselves? I don’t think so.
The sad reality of life is one day we’re going to have to fend for ourselves. Mommy can’t take care of us forever…
Cooking really isn’t that scary. It just takes a little practice and some love. When you make your first successful dinner (successful meaning it’s edible and you didn’t burn the house down) you’re going to feel pretty damn good about yourself. Even if you think you can’t cook without someone having to call poison control, you really need to give it a shot.
5 Things that happen when you start cooking for yourself:
1. You Start Saving Money… A LOT OF MONEY.
Each month I look at my bank statement and think to myself, “if I had all the money I ever spent on food, I would probably be a millionaire.” I don’t even think that’s an exaggeration.
From $5 coffees to buying lunch and dinner at least 4 days a week, money is being flushed down the toilet. Going food shopping not only helps you budget, but makes you eat at home. You don’t want the food you just bought to spoil. You’ll start seeing your bank account increase slowly but steadily over the next few weeks.
Vacation, here I come!
2. You Start Eating Healthier.
You’ll know exactly what you’re putting into your body, making your #FitFam goals that much more of a reality. No longer will your health be at the mercy of Applebee’s two for twenty or Wendy’s value menu. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even start meal prepping and going to the gym. Could you imagine?
Getting a week’s worth of grilled chicken for $20 vs. one salad. Losing weight and saving money, tell me this isn’t starting to sound like miracle.
3. You’ll Gain a New- Delicious- Hobby
Once you realize you can boil water without burning it, you’ll start watching the Food Network religiously and take to Pinterest for awesome recipes. Sunday morning homemade stuffed french toast? Taco Tuesday with amazing homemade beer battered tacos? The possibilities are endless.
You’ll be shopping for spices and folding cake batter in no time. The kitchen isle in Tj Maxx will become your new best friend.
New shoes? Nah. New Crock Pot? YAASSSSSS!
4. You’ll Impress the Sh*t Out of Your Friends.. And Mom.
The first time you drop the, “we don’t have to go out, I’ll just make us dinner”, bomb, your friends will look at you like you’re out of your mind (they’ll also be scared for their lives). But soon, those feelings will be a thing of the past. Everyone will be blown away after they taste your masterpiece and you’ll suddenly look like Mario Batali.
***Warning, your bangin’ ass food may result in your friends coming over for dinner every night. Feed with caution.***
5. You’ll Start Trying Other New Things
Once you realize you’re totally capable of being an adult and feeding yourself, you’ll start trying other adult-like things such as:
- Paying your bills on time
- Making your bed in the morning
- Taking out the garbage
- Starting a garden
- Balancing your check book
- You know, the grownup stuff.
Really- a little thing like making yourself dinner will change your life. Go on- give it a try! Just notify your local fire department the first few times…
Happy Cooking! Bam!