Lady G ain’t the only one who knows how to throw down in the kitchen.
Today, I decided to share a pic of my girl, Gloria’s, lunch–which was actually leftovers from her Sunday Meal.
No, seriously, all of my closest friends are bigly into cooking real good food.
Don’t get me wrong, it is sometimes necessary to drop express meals via microwave.
However, my friends, who are all working mothers, believe strongly in the importance of cooking ‘from scratch’ as often as possible.
But there’s a trick to making that happen and here it is…
When you come home after a long day, be it from work or play, go straight to the kitchen and get started cooking. It also helps if you do some advanced prep work like washing and seasoning meats or cutting up vegetables.
Now, after you’ve gotten everything simmering, baking or whatever the case may be, THEN you can go take your shoes off and put on some comfortable clothes.
Of course, you don’t want to leave your food unattended for long or you’ll have bigger fish to fry (pun intended), so you must get back to the kitchen ASAP. Also make sure that children are always being supervised by an adult in the kitchen. If I am frying , searing or sautéing something, I do not leave it unattended.
Anyway, the ‘start cooking first’ trick works for me because I find that if I go straight to my bedroom and get too comfortable I will not feel much like cooking… and, at that point, a real good dinner quickly morphs into pizza, cereal or sandwiches.
To sum it up, prepare as much as possible in advance and start cooking as soon as you walk in the door.
By the way, If you would like for me to share a picture of one of your real good meals, please shoot me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to put “Real Good Food” in the subject line and if it is real food that looks really good then I’ll highlight it here. Be sure and add a quick backstory about your selection 🙂