… But it’s SO damn delicious! And to be honest its quite fundamental though I have to admit though I have never been much of a cook. It’s not my fault really, when do people actually LEARN to cook nowadays unless you sit down and teach yourself? My Mum hated cooking, she did cook but she didn’t enjoy it, to her cooking is the horrible part to get to the food. The recipes she did do were delicious (so I stole them. Naturally) but it would seem weird if she just said one day “right Becky today your going to learn the basics of cooking, boiling an egg, Mashed potatoes etc” 1) she didn’t have time to be faffing about all day teaching me to cook on her days off, 2) it’s so basic the stuff I didn’t know, you would expect I picked it somewhere, so she probably assumed I knew them, 3) If my Mum hated cooking so much then it must be horrible and I won’t like it much either and 4) I didn’t WANT to learn. Probably the most important one in the list, I thought it was perfectly fine to live off frozen stuff, anything that took too long to make and didn’t have instructions on the packet, was’t worth making in my opinion. Even in school, in food tech all I learnt was to forget which day was cooking day (it was so rare) so I didn’t have any ingredients and spend the day writing up recipes not actually cooking. The first time me and my sister had to make mashed potato that wasn’t “smash” we were completely stumped and had to ring one of her friends mums (a weird phone call admittedly, can’t remember why we didn’t ring Mum) just to find out! I learnt how to boil an egg at uni in the student cookbook that goes around every year, and tried to learn the basics but it got too complicated and the ingredients seemed never-ending and then the ingredients would go off so I gave up quite quickly for frozen foods. Its been 5 years since then and I’m SICK of frozen food. I’m sick of how bland it tastes, I’m sick of the same things OVER and OVER. I’m sick of knowing it has more salt in them than I would normally eat in a week and I was sick of when I ate them I felt no satisfaction in it. I’m sick of WASTING food too, I have bought veggies that just went off in the fridge because I had no idea what to actually MAKE with them!
NO MORE! I have finally had ENOUGH! I have moved into a new flat I finally have a kitchen all to myself and after wasting a whole pack of mushrooms last week I decided we needed to change! First of all it started simple enough I made a meal plan for the week so when I went shopping I wouldn’t waste any food I got and I would also actually use the things I bought. I know that sounds so un-spontaneous but until I actually know how to cook a wide variety of things this is what I’m going to have to do to learn. So when I was planning my meals for the week it did occur to me that I don’t know ANY recipes to cook. So I went to the only place where I knew had really easy recipes from a girl who can’t cook either… Bubz! (see blogroll on the side under YouTube) She can’t cook at all but on her channel Bubzvlogs She had a valentines meal (pasta bake click here to watch video) she cooked and also a really simple meal she made for every day. They looked so easy and delicious to do I had to do them immediately!
Here is Bubz Pesto Chicken! I also did a bake of hers but it got burnt in my fan assisted oven so I didn’t take a pic. This however took about 20mins total to do and SO easy! I’m going to type out the recipe dead quick because it’s not written anywhere on the internet!
To serve 1 you will need:
- Chicken Breast Fillet
- Grated cheese (not much)
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1 tablespoon of pesto
You see the thing is… I don’t like Mars bars. That hardly stopped me though, I used Snickers instead! I think really any chocolate bar with a caramel or nougat centre can be used (milky way melts will be next me thinks!) One little tip though when picking up the dough. Have slightly wet hands, otherwise it will stick all over your fingers and you don’t want to spoil this by putting flour all over it, and you want to roll it into a nice round shape and have relatively clean hands (seems as though mums and my version of clean seemed to have synced up after all!) You should really check out The Londoners blog, she is very glamorous, LOVES food (and yet so skinny, HOW?) and has some really great recipes (you have to go searching through the blog though) Such as a lactose and dairy free ice-cream made from bananas that’s so easy (that I actually have bananas in the freezer ready to make!) and slutty brownies I will be making for my RE-UNI-ON. So go check her out!
I may be a geek for calling our get together this weekend a RE-UNI-ON but it is! All our friends are coming back to the university town (where we still are) and one is coming across the globe! It will be the first time in 2 years where we will ALL be out together! It really is true that the friends you make at Uni you make for life, I can’t wait to see you all!
This is the only picture I have of ALL of us together. (God that pic of me is horrible, I’m practically glowing, I’m slouching, why did I think a BOB was cool? Anyways..) So I am going to take lots of pics this weekend! And yes my mateys you will all end up in a blog post next week! Mwahahaha!
This Diary post is getting quite long now…to to wrap it up me thinks, anyway back to food, I want some really easy recipes from you send me links, blog posts, (preferably a blogger who can’t cook and is learning really quick stuff and yummy, not that I’m fussy…) anyways any recommendations will be appreciated!