Dinner Is Going To Be Good Tonight!!

In case you haven’t figured it out, I love to cook. I love coming up with creative ideas for food. I’m sitting here thinking about dinner. I have some chicken marinading in some teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar and some red wine and garlic…

Hmmmm so good, I can’t wait to get home and cook. Who says red wine is just for drinking :). With my chicken I’m going to pair it with, some garlic rice pilaf and some roasted, caramelized brussels sprouts mixed with pecans and walnuts…

Ok…. I’m salivating right now, Lol…sometimes I wish I had the company of a good man to enjoy a nice candlelit dinner, some music and some slow dancing…then we can turn each other into dessert :)…….whatever happen to romantic men?

Maybe one day….one second thought let me rethink that, lol. The last guy I had dinner with, got spoiled and never took me out, he tried to marry me after 2 meals lol..

Looks like it’s just a meal for one for now :), until I can meet a sane man one day, lol. Who will appreciate this woman who likes to cook, because she loves it and truly enjoys it!

Have Passion And TLC, When It Comes To Food

“Why are you taking so long? Just throw it on the plate”….”You handle your food with such care” “I just throw it on the plate and eat it”…

These words were said to me as I was preparing myself dinner at someone’s house.

Whenever I prepare a meal and put it on display to eat. People around me notice the passion I have and the TLC I have when I sit down to eat.

When you’re a creative person, you take pride in being creative in all that you do. When I prepare a dish, of course I know I’m going to eat it, but if you’re like me, you eat with your eyes first. When those words were uttered to me. I had no clue I was being watched so closely and meticulously. It made me laughed.

I wish more people, whether you’re a man or a woman, that when they prepared a meal for themselves or their family. That they did it with passion and with TLC. When I serve someone food. They always compliment how pretty it looks.. that it’s to pretty to even eat. I like my food to look like pieces of art.

I’m not going to just serve someone food on a paper plate with a plastic fork, talking ’bout “I don’t want to do dishes”. I’m very hospitable when I’m home and have guest and even when I’m in someone elses house. I like my guest to feel welcomed and sometimes they get to comfortable and they never want to leave. Especially a man….more on that later, lol.

Maybe one might think it’s weird, but one must do things with passion….you would have to be a passionate person to do things with passion. That seems to be a void with people now a days. You would have to care about and take pride in your home which is missing in today’s society.

I get my passion from my mom. When she would cook, even if she just made you a hamburger and fries or spaghetti, it looked like a piece of art. People would always come back for more. My mom never just through food on a plate and served it. She wanted people to know that she was passionate about cooking and being of service.

I always felt the love in my mothers food, from the very first bite. That’s what made it taste so good. Cooking was therapeutic to my mom. It is to me too. Hmmmmm, I feel like baking some brownies right now, :).

Most people I know hate grocery shopping, that’s because they don’t like to cook. But I love going to the market….I feel like it’s christmas all the time when I go shopping and that all the items in the store, are gifts that I can buy myself :).

Just the thought of what I can make, makes me so elated. When you buy ingredients and you prepare a meal and you see how it all comes together. Doesn’t it just make you feel all tingly inside :), lol. I know it does to me. When we eat a meal prepared with TLC, we can taste it from the very first bite. It’s turns us on.. doesn’t it?!

I love to see the look on someone’s face when they eat something I made. I already know it’s going to be good :), lol…. yeah I gotta toot my horn. But hey why not! When you have passion and you’re creative you should feel good expressing that. Don’t down play it! Share your joy. It’s contagious!

The next time you prepare a meal, make sure you have a nice plate, a nice real fork, a real glass and serve yourself as if you expect to be served by a waiter, at a 5-star restaurant and see and notice how good it makes you feel. I’m pretty sure you’ll start doing it more often :).

Tell-Tale Signs A Woman Can’t Cook

04155859_such_a_lousy_cook_can_t_even_boil_toast_funny_poster_xlargeEvery day when I check my email, men are asking me. Do women still cook? Or Why don’t women cook anymore? When I check the stats on my blog. One of my most viewed articles, that’s viewed every single day is Why Men Love Women Who Can Cook.

What this is telling me is that hungry men across the globe are looking for a woman, who knows how to throw down in the kitchen. Even if a man can cook, he wants to know that the his wife-to-be, is going to be able to feed him and his children. I don’t know why this is so hard to understand.

Men let me give you a little advice… you listening…

If cooking is important to you and you want to get married one day and have a family. Find out early when you start dating a woman, if she knows how or enjoys cooking. Just ask. Don’t be afraid to have this talk. I keep hearing from men, that they have a beautiful wife or significant other but she doesn’t know how to cook. You men keep being blinded by the booty, I mean beauty, LOL..

Find ways to bring up the topic of food. If it’s not important to you on the first couple of dates, and you’re not really feeling her, then don’t mention it. But if you find yourself really liking a woman and you missed the mark of asking her if she cooks. No need to fret.

There are all sorts of signs that the woman you are dating, does not like to cook:

If you’re a dating a woman and she likes to eat out all the time, or ask what restaurant you are going to. That’s a tell-tale sign she does not like to cook. If she never mentions inviting you over for dinner or going over to your house for dinner. That’s a tell-tale sign she does not like to cook. Offer to take a cooking class for a date. If her reaction is lackluster. You know she has no interest in being in the kitchen.

If she has a drawer full of take menus within a 5 mile radius and restaurants on speed-dial. Thats a tell-tale sign she does not like to cook. If you do get invited over to her house, mention that you are hungry or ask her what kind of dishes she likes to make. Based off her answer. Something like, I haven’t cooked in weeks. That’s a tell-tale sign she does not like to cook.

I know a few women that have confessed to not cooking in over 2 months and they have children. All I can think about is those poor children and her man. Every womans kitchen should look like it’s being used. I don’t care how clean a woman is. You can tell if the kitchen has been used. There should be signs of the gas range being cooked on and the oven being used. Even some grease escaping on the hood of the filter.

my-new-girl-told-me-she-was-independent-bro-u-know-that-means-she-dont-cook-b54feIf the woman you’re dating, if her kitchen looks like a model home’s kitchen. That’s a tell-tale sign she does not like to cook. If a woman makes up excuses for not knowing how or learning how to cook.

For example, I know a few women that have said, I’m independent and I’m focused on my career, making money and my education. I don’t need to know how to cook for a man. That’s the dumbest shit I ever heard. As if educated people or working class people don’t cook.

If you’re in a womans kitchen, pay attention to the dinner ware and silverware that she owns. If she only uses plastic cups and plates or it looks like her silverware is from the 99 cent store. Then that’s another tell-tale sign she does not like to cook.

Look around to see if there are any cooking gadgets and utensils, that would normally be on the counter. Don’t be afraid to peek in the cabinets either, lol. Go for it! This is your chance to see if this woman you’re interest in dating, if she is “wife and mother material”.

The same way a woman wants to know if you have a degree or a make good money and drive a nice car. And she’s looking at your attire and shoes. Don’t be afraid take a peek around her kitchen. Lol. Open the fridge too or offer to make something to eat or get something to drink for the both of you.

If she jumps up real quick and doesn’t want you peeking in her fridge, most likely that’s because there is no food in there. Any woman who enjoys cooking, won’t mind you being in her kitchen. Pay attention to the cookware too. People who enjoy cooking will not have scratched up cookware that looks out dated.

If you buy a woman a cookware set or plates and silverware and her reaction is not a good one. That’s another tell-tale sign that she does not like to cook. A woman who loves to cook, will be elated she has new cookware. I remember a guy I was dating bought me a red plate and bowl I was looking at. When he gave it to me, he couldn’t believe how happy I was, LOL.

Yeah he laughed at me. He said, it’s just a dish not a pair of shoes. Damn, I never seen a woman get so happy over a plate and bowl. Well it was the thought that counts. I have been looking at the two piece set for a while, but I was waiting for the price to drop. I thought of all the pictures I could take with my food. How pretty it would look :).

I’m telling you men to do all of the above, because I’ve done it to women I know. When I go over to a friend’s house, the kitchen is the first place I go to. I’m always scanning another womans kitchen. LOL because I like to cook and I love food. When I open the fridge, the first thing they say is, I haven’t went food shopping. I’m like oh ok, you said that 3 months ago….(birds chirping)

They even start making up excuses on why they have not cooked. There have been a few times where I had to bring my own pot and pan over to someone house, because I couldn’t use their cookware. Not to mention a real dinner plate, bowl, glass, fork, spoon, knife gadget, measuring cup. Yeah, lol…I don’t eat off of plastic or paper plates. If it’s not 18/10 stainless steel, I’m not eating with it and neither should you.

Men of course you should know how to cook for yourselves. Especially if you live alone Cooking is a life skill. You should be able to cook for your lady too. Plus it’s healthier and it will save you money. But if you plan on being old-school and you want your future wife to cook. Make sure you know all of the above :).

Helpful Tips For Eating Out

Someone asked me for healthy tips when dining out.

Here is my number one helpful tip for dining out…. DON’T!!!!

Yup that’s it! LOL 🙂

I’m sorry I couldn’t be of much assistance here on this topic, because I do not eat out. I’m old school. My mom cooked everyday. I’m a woman who cooks. If I have a taste for something, I go to the store buy the items I need and I make the dish that I have a taste for. I really don’t trust strangers to make my food.

Eating out is to expensive, to many health hazards, it’s not clean all the time. They add fillers to food. It’s not fresh. The food is bland. Employees or customers don’t always wash their hands. They don’t always wear gloves. The bathrooms are dirty, It’s to crowded. It’s noisy. This is not a home environment nor is it intimate, to eat with a bunch of strangers.

There are a lot of food born illness in restaurants. Unless you go to a really expensive restaurant, the food is not freshly prepared. Who knows how long it’s been in the freezer. Some foods like meats are freezer burned and reheated. Don’t eat iceberg lettuce, its 98% water, no nutritional value. It’s cheap and that’s why restaurants buy it.

Don’t spend $10-$25 on a salad when you can buy your own and control what you put in it. Restaurants are only after your money and making things taste good, they could care less about your health, your caloric intake or your waistline.

Save your money, spend a little bit more and buy fresh and organic and get your ass in the kitchen and cook at home. It’s healtheir. Take your breakfast and lunch to work with you. Be frugal, eat your leftovers. You’ll save time and once again, you’ll save money.

Eating out everyday adds up, that money could go towards something else. If you don’t know how to cook, learn, stop being lazy, lol….. go on pinterest, youtube, watch the cooking channel or the food network, pick up a cookbook or take a cooking class.

In this day and age there is no reason why someone shouldn’t know how to cook. If you’re single find time. If you have kids or if you’re married, you definitely shouldn’t be eaten out. Children need home cooked nutritious meals, that they can’t get from a restaurant or fast food joint.

Stop buying frozen microwaveable meals. That sh*t is processed. If you want something frozen to eat real quick and pop in the oven, cook it and freeze it yourself. Read the labels, if you can’t pronounce it, neither will your body.

That’s all I got for you! Thanks for reading! 🙂