Everyone in our house has been sick since we got back from my Grandfather’s funeral. No one had much of an appetite, so there wasn’t much cooking going on in our household. On a previous blog, I joked that I was going to have to pull a “Paula Deen” next time I cook since it had been so long since I’ve stood behind a stove. This week, I have been on my “A” game in the kitchen.
Earlier this week, I cooked honey chicken with broccoli and corn. Yesterday, I cooked smothered turkey wings with collards (yes, collards!) and rice. To my surprise, I actually had a little fun cooking some of this stuff.
I spent about thirty minutes searching online for recipes on crockpot turkey wings, but then I ran across some recipes for baked turkey wings. I couldn’t figure out what I should do…put the wings in the crockpot or bake them. So what did I do? I did like “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”and called a friend. Well, more like a second mother. I called Ms. Janice.
I’m turning over a new cooking leaf. I am going to do more meal planning. I figure that I can plan my meals two weeks out and buy the groceries for those meals. That would save me a lot of money versus the current method I use, which is buying a smorgasbord of stuff and still not knowing what I’m going to cook or how I’m going to cook it.