Greetings! My name is Matt, I'm 24 going on 7 (huge fan of Spongebob), and I'm currently living with my fiancee (wife starting April 5th!). We eat out way too often, mainly because we've been too lazy to cook. But lately something weird has been happening in the kitchen.
I've been in it...COOKING.
But that's not the weird part! Are you ready for the weird part? Ok...here it goes...
I've been...ENJOYING IT!
I make extremely basic dishes like enchiladas with just beans or beef with cheese. Nothing special there. I make pasta frequently, boiling water isn't too much of a challenge for me - I think I have that one down to an art.
Every now and then I'll get a little bit more complicated. I can make a Cajun Chicken Pasta - penne pasta with alfredo sauce (canned, I don't make it from scratch yet), and chicken cooked with a cajun seasoning I make by throwing a bunch of spices together. This is NOT an art - I have issues with getting the right ratio of chicken-to-seasoning. Last time I made it I had waaaay too much of the seasoning. It tasted great, but it was too strong. It's a work in progress.
Last night I made a mesquite maranade for some chicken with a side of pasta and garlic toast. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO boy was it YUMMY! I was so proud of myself! Which leads me into why I am here!
I DO enjoy cooking! I take pride in spending time in the kitchen and making something good to eat for myself and my fiancee. I enjoy knowing she can come home from work and relax while I cook. She deserves it. The only problem is that I suck at cooking. So I am here.
I found DC by searching google for "cooking forums". Forums are by far the best resource and training tool (besides actual practice).
I hope to find a lot of recipes to try out, tips and advice on different cooking methods, different tools to use, etc. Right now I have the very basics, so I'm quite limited. I also wish to eat healthier. "Vegatable" is a bad word in my vocabulary. I'm not obese by any means, but if I keep up my current way of eating, I will be. So "vegetable" needs to be a word that brings a smile to my face, not choking noises. I'm also tired very often, and I attribute that to a poor diet and lack of exercise.
Getting off my butt and into the kitchen seems like a great way to start! I can enjoy a new hobby and become healthier in the process!
Everyone else here, and hopefully me in a few months -
As a side, I enjoy astronomy, aviation/space flight, drums, reading, and ice hockey (C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!).