A new cook in the kitchen!

My friends and family who know me well enough are always both amazed and appalled at the junk that goes in my system and the fact that I’m somehow still a skinny guy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually pretty amazed too, but I think I really should start changing that before it’s too late!

A few months ago, my mom bought me this book after I commented on the fact that I’d like a cook book that shows me pictures of the meals I will be making. I guess it has to do with me being a visual person (and wanting to know what meals actually look good!).

This is all fine and dandy, the problem being that my only cooking experience up to this point in my life is heating up water for pasta and occasionally making banana bread. However, I’m always up for a challenge! I opened up to a random page and found a recipe for ranch chicken. It looked and sounded good!

So I went to the store, assembled the proper ingredients and went to work. Most people would consider this a scary proposition, since I nearly burned my parent’s house down one day simply by trying to cook popcorn in the microwave!

I have to say, I’m actually quite pleased with how everything turned out!



And the final product! Ranch chicken with fettuccine alfredo and vegetables!
Final cooking product - ranch chicken with fettuccine alfredo

It was EXCELLENT too! And now I have a few days of leftovers too! I think I might be able to get this cooking thing down. It will actually be nice to not eat out for something like 5 days a week now and save money (and potentially eat healthier too!).

Now the real test will be to see whether or not I get sick within the next few days… hah.