I am one of those people who dreams of cooking brilliantly.
I pin recipes on pinterest constantly. I love when my friends cook and bake and share their recipes with me. I love the idea of cooking. All that said, 90% of the time, I end up swinging by Noodles&Co. on my way home and eating food that someone else made for me.
I am a terrible person.
Part of it is my struggle with grocery shopping. I cannot just make a list and buy what I need when I go grocery shopping - I need to buy EVERYTHING. As an example, I went to Aldi the other day for hummus, and only hummus; I came out with two different kinds of hummus, rice cakes, veggie chips, and pita bread.
Of course, none of those things are actually ingredients to MAKE food. That's my other problem. If I have to take time to mix things together and wait for things to happen, I simply don't do it. My schedule isn't THAT busy, and I COULD take the time to cook properly if I wanted to, but I'm flat out lazy.
I enjoy snacking throughout the day so I don't have to eat/cook full meals. I enjoy throw-it-together-in-ten-minutes frozen dinners. It's easy, it tastes just as good, and it doesn't require me working very hard.
Again, I am a terrible person.
It really is a shame that I'm not using the recipes that I post on pinterest. A lot of them look really good, and they aren't very difficult to make - most are crock-pot meals, and if you can't throw a bunch of junk in a crock-pot and push "on", that's a tad pathetic.
I have this dream that when I'm out of college and I'm living on my own, I'm going to become a master chef and I'll cook yummy, healthy, delicious things all the time, and everyone will want to come over to my house because I'm the best cook ever, and my fantastic cooking skills will attract a husband who will also be a wonderful cook, and we will spend our lives cooking gourmet meals together in our kitchen with all of our kitchen supplies from Crate&Barrel and Anthropologie.
We'll see how that goes.