Life gets so fast-paced sometimes that we forget to take the time to learn new skills, bond with family, and cook good food. From convenience stores and fast food restaurants on the drive home from work, we don’t always take the time to appreciate the little things.
If you find yourself getting caught up in the daily whirlwind of life, take a step back. Find some new skill to teach yourself. Meditate. Relax. Try something new.
We’ll help you on your journey to slow down by providing you with this list of easy foods that you should try to make at least once. Whether by yourself, with a date, or with family and friends, give a few of these a try.
You’ll never know good pasta until you’ve made it yourself. Pull your whole wheat out of storage, grind it into flour, and get to cooking. All you need to make pasta is flour, eggs, and salt. You don’t even need a pasta maker to get the perfect noodles. Simply grab a rolling pin once the dough is made, roll it out, and cut it into thin strips.
Wow your friends and family with your impressive cooking skills at your next get together with this simple homemade dish.
The beauty of enchiladas is that there are so many different varieties, from the meat to the cheese to the sauce, that you can make it to your preference and have it perfect every time. If you really want to go all out, try making your own tortillas too! Pick up red or green enchilada sauce, a Mexican cheese blend, and your choice of pork, beef, or chicken to fill it up. Roll your enchiladas up with your sauce, cheese, and meat, smother the top with more sauce and cheese, and bake them to perfection. Top with green onions, sour cream, guac, and salsa.
You’ll find this meal easy to make and super enjoyable to eat, quickly becoming a new family favorite.
If you’re a sushi lover, you should definitely try making this one for yourself. You’ll save money and be able to bond with friends as you customize your own rolls at your homemade sushi night. Make sure you get sushi rice and follow a good recipe to get the rice to stick just right as your put your rolls together. Fill them up with cucumbers, avocado, carrots, cream cheese, and whatever else your heart desires. If you don’t want to try raw fish on your own, use cooked shrimp, crab, and smoked salmon. Dip in wasabi and soy sauce.
This meal will quickly become a favorite among friend gatherings (for those who enjoy sushi and having a good time).
Have you ever made your own hamburger patties? Use ground beef or ground turkey, an egg, breadcrumbs, and all of your favorite seasonings to make the best burger you’ve ever had. Use your hands or a mixer to put all of the ingredients together and roll out your own patties. Toss ‘em on a grill and be prepared to enjoy life even more.
You’ll have a great time making patties with a date or with your family, and you can even make some homemade fries and fry sauce to top it all off.
Homemade pizza is an absolute must for everyone, but it has to be done right. Find a good dough recipe (read reviews), make your own sauce, and top it with all of your favorite fix-ins – pepperoni, sausage, chicken, bacon, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, anything! Make sure you have a good pizza pan to bake it on.
You can even make mini pizzas and let each person customize their own pizza for maximum enjoyment!
Don’t let life pass you by. Take a step back and enjoy the little things. Cooking with family and friends is only one of the many ways that you can do that.