Thursday, November 26, 2009

Daily Dose of Random: Cooking

Dear Bloggers,

I'm cooking as I write this (more specifically I'm making home-made Spaghetti). I also may have slightly stolen the idea for this post from Leanne over at Justified Purchases, but I think she'll forgive me.

Generally I don't cook. The weeks that I've been home alone, I've sustained myself on a diet of sandwhiches, soup and Sidekicks. There are a select few recipes I know how to cook and those specifically I do enjoy making. Spaghetti is one. I love love love pasta of all shapes and flavours and Spaghetti is the one thing I actually look forward to making at the end of a long work day.

Call me crazy, but throwing random ingredients and spices into a boiling pot and stirring somehow soothes me. My problem is the noodles.

I will forever be the girl that cannot measure noodles. Instead, I keep adding handfulls of noodles until I think I've made enough. Without fail, everytime I end up making enough to feed a football team. Aside from measuring, how do you decide how many noodles to add?

Since I will most likely be on my own next year (yes I currently still live at home) I've been trying to ease myself into cooking meals over the last few months. Perhaps my greatest accomplishment thus far is making a semi-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for Canadian Thanksgiving back in October. True, there was no turkey. BUT there was a delicious roasted chicken breast with garlic butter, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy AND home-made brownies for dessert. I think I outdid myself just a little bit.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all my American bloggie-friends! I Hope your Turkey dinner turned out good too!

What are your favourite meals to cook? And your proudest culinary achievements?

I'm off to enjoy my Spaghetti!


  1. Well my blog proves that I'm no help on the cooking front! I couldn't even tell you my favourite meal to cook.....

    And of course I'll forgive you for stealing my blog idea :). It's good to know I'm not the only cooing deficient person out there

  2. Oddly enough, I had spaghetti for dinner tonight too.

    For pasta, I measure out a cup, and that's enough for me. But it's kinda different for the long kinds cuz you can't really do that..just grab a handful maybe?

    And I don't cook, I bake. I figure it's about equal. I'll just eat cookies and cake all the time. :)

  3. I do the same thing with noodles! Its terrible! But spaghetti is delicious:) My best meal I've cooked is a honey-lime-ish chicken wrap with red and yellow peppers along with snow peas. Delish!

    I'm thankful for you Ella! Have a wonderful week!