A Foodie’s First Attempt

Welcome Back! As you can probably tell from the pictures on the About page, I do not have a fancy camera. (In fact, I do not have a camera at all…thankfully The Sweetheart allows me use of his.) I also do not plan on purchasing one in the near future. My household is definitely on a budget and my next fun purchase for myself is slated to be clip-less petals and shoes for my road bike. I will take low quality pictures of them when I buy them! : ) Anyway, I apologize in advance for the lower quality photos that I post, like the one of me cooking below, which I think was taken with my phone (not a IPhone, smartphone, it’s barely even a cell phone).

Moving on, from the title of the post I hope you can gather that I am posting my very first food post! Yay! Here is an idea of what you can look forward to in my food posts:

  • I am an everything-in-moderation-atarian (Also, I make up words from time to time).
  • There are two things I will not eat. Olives and Muscles.
  • There is one thing I cannot eat. Raw Onions. Next time I do, I’ll post a photo of what happens. Yikes!
  • I will not post everything I eat on the blog. I may post one meal per day, usually dinner the morning after, because that’s when I have time to do it. I hope it will give you ideas for your own dinner, tonight!
  • For the time being, I will only post pictures and descriptions of our meals. If you would like ingredients/recipes/directions, please email me and I will be happy to provide you with it! As time goes on, and the demand is there…I will get more detailed.
  • I love to eat healthy, delicious meals. I try to make sure my grocery cart is about 90% whole, unprocessed foods. That said, I also love to snack. Chips/Salsa and Pita Chips/Hummus are my favorite.
  • It is only in the last 5 years that I’ve learned to cook, and it has been the most amazing experience! If I can do it…
  • I truly believe that anyone, on any budget, can make healthy, wonderful meals for themselves, their families and their friends!
  • The Sweetheart is an amazing cook too and I’d say we make an awesome team in the kitchen. It’s one of our favorite things to do together and is so rewarding!

We drink wine when we cook! Nice beard, yes?

  • You don’t have to have the exact same tastes as the people you’re cooking for, or with, to make an amazing meal that everyone will enjoy. The Sweetheart and I enjoy many of the same type of meals, but he can be satisfied with meat and potatoes or, simply meat. (Yes, really…I’ll post a picture of his next bowl of meat. A disclaimer will follow.) For me, if  I have any meat, it is most often the smallest portion on my plate. We each have our areas and our meals seem to come together quite well!
  • If you continue to cook and discover new food choices, you will slowly build an arsenal of meals that makes it hard to even think about going out to eat. It’s hard for any restaurant to beat the meals we prepare, especially for the price!

That’s about it, feel free to ask any questions you may have! Now on with the show! Dinner last night was delicious beer-can chicken, which came off the grill in about 1 hour looking like this.

Cucumber (from our neighbor) and Tomato (from our garden) salad with blue cheese dressing.

And Roasted Fingerling Potatoes…yumm!

We paired dinner with a chilled Chardonnay. Perfection, and easy! It was a great end to a big day. Today, another BIG day. It is The Bean’s first day of Kindergarten. I have no idea how that happened…I’m pretty sure it was just yesterday when she learned to walk. Pictures to follow of the fun first day! Have an amazing morning!

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5 Comments to “A Foodie’s First Attempt”

  1. Thanks for checking out my blog. I have only really learned to cook within the last 5 years as well.

  2. Looks delicious! Hope it was as awesome as it appears.

  3. I love you Jamie! This is going to be my morning read from now on! Nice work! I hope I get to cook with you sometime! 🙂

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