Lose the kitchen fear! Take baby steps, and you will be making sensible meals in no time. SAHM Lifehack #16.
I once was a recipe-follower. I had time to shop for fun spices and to run to different stores for hard-to-find ingredients. I don’t have time for that anymore because, kids.
I start by trying out new recipes- and substituting a few things. Cream of chicken? Add cream of mushroom. Once I had some confidence, I branched out by making my own recipe starters. I learned a few tricks, like that flour or corn starch will thicken, and went from there.
In my quest to end my kitchen fear, I have failed. Every once in awhile, we have a blah meal. The kids pick and my husband shrugs, commenting that, “it just won’t be a favorite.” That’s ok. Because as I still consider myself a kitchen beginner, I don’t try complete experiments with expensive ingredients.
My grandma would start dinners by putting a pot of water on the stove and commenting that she would “figure it out.” I’m not brave enough to confront that kitchen fear, but I imagine some day I may master that.
Until then, I will keep trying, searching for ways to make healthy foods without wasting much.