Everyone who loves cooking at home has their own reasons for it, but here’s mine. Recently I’ve been enjoying cooking at home a lot more because I just upgraded my kitchen appliances. I got tired of having to repair the dishwasher every Christmas–and dirty dishes are one thing that holds many people back from cooking in their own kitchen frequently–and now cleaning up after a big meal is a breeze.
Also, with my new microwave, reheating leftovers is as easy as ever, and in my opinion microwaving leftovers can still be considered cooking at home, unless of course you’re microwaving delivered pizza or Chinese food, haha.
The other day I made tortellini with a homemade alfredo sauce. And it wasn’t the taste that made it so memorable. What makes me think of that cooking experience with joy is the way the sun shone on my kitchen counter as I worked slowly to good music. Oh yes, it was so nice.
So if you’re looking for a way to find more joy out of cooking at home then try this: play some good music, pour your favorite beverage, and don’t forget to sample the food as you cook. You don’t have to cook something fancy, but to enjoy it you have to derive pleasure from the experience. What do you like to do when you’re working? Have a podcast on in the background, or a football game? Or do you like to have someone to talk to? For me, it’s not just the cooking that I enjoy. It’s spending time in my clean kitchen with the ones I love, knowing that when I’m done I’ll have something incredible to eat.
That’s why love cooking in my own kitchen, using the new domestic appliances I spent a lot of money for. And you can enjoy it too if you find a way. Have fun.