In 2020, I found myself cooking way more often than usual. Not only that, but my time spent in the kitchen became like a form of therapy. The simple act of slicing vegetables or kneading bread relaxed and soothed me during a stressful year. And looking back on the past year, I actually grew as a home cook. Here are some of the accomplishments I'm especially proud of that I'll carry with me into the new year.
1.I started observing meatless Monday, and I've kept it up for four months.
2.I conquered my fear of cooking seafood.
3.I learned how to bake, and I baked often.
4.I cooked dinner for a whole family....for months and months.
5.I cooked with my mom all the time.
6.I made more of an effort to buy produce from local farm stands and farmer's markets.
7.I realized it's more than OK to take shortcuts in the kitchen.
8.I learned how to use a grill!
9.I made copycat versions of my favorite restaurant dishes.
10.I bought an air fryer, and it became my favorite appliance.
11.I started growing herbs in my own kitchen.
12.I embraced the recipes passed down by generations in my family.
13.I learned how to appreciate the little things, like a meal at home surrounded by family.