1. Grocery shopping requires real planning. No more just grabbing whatever looks good.
Garlic. Do I have that? I’m almost out. It’s on sale, after all.
2. The mistake of picking a recipe based solely on how good it sounds (and not on how long it will take to make after a long workday) will only happen once.
Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 50 minutes
*cries into wine glass*
Don’t panic – try this Tamale Pie by cooksimple. Just add a few ingredients and you’ll have an Instagram-worthy meal to brag about.
3. There will be many times when you’ll try to justify just ordering pizza over cooking literally anything.
That doorbell ringing is the sweetest sound in the world.
4. Don’t ever EVER grocery shop hungry.
You’ll never cook all the stuff that’s in your cart. Nope. Never.
5. Prepared food is crazy expensive.
It’s so easy to just heat up…over a wood fire you make in the yard because you can’t pay the electric bill.
6. Always make more than what you can eat for one meal. You’ll be patting yourself on the back tomorrow.
Leftovers = lazy person’s BFF
7. Sometimes the best laid dinner plans won’t turn out perfect. Or edible.
I just wanted soup. How could I have gone so wrong.
8. When push comes to shove, breakfast food for dinner is okay.
9. No one’s there to make sure you get enough vegetables so, you know, you gotta at least try.
Simple solution – grab a bag of these Crisped Harvest Sea Salt Vegetables by Bandar Foods.
10. You’ll get the hang of it.
Any other suggestions for things you learn in the first year of cooking for yourself? Tell us in the comments below!