Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Cooking Past



I wanted to let you all in on a little secret. I never really cooked until about two years ago.

My family was one of those families that didn't believe in "sit-down" meals. Very rarely would we all eat a meal together. Usually someone made a big pot of spaghetti or hamburger helper and we helped ourselves when we felt hungry.

In mosts cases we referred to ourselves as "grazers," just eating whatever was around.

I grew up being not very picky about food since I would have to eat what there was or not eat. Also, I learned how to eat on a budget since my family didn't have a lot of money. (my parents are both public school teachers)

Because of this, I learned a great deal about a few kinds of food.
1. boxed dinners: Macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, etc.
2. sandwiches: there was a time in my life when my two favorite sandwich fillings were butter and katchup (but not on the same sandwich). I now consider myself to be a master of the grilled cheese
3. Ramen: I can't tell you how many things I made up with ramen. I loved it. I still love it. Alhamdulillah it is so cheap because I don't know what I would do if it were expensive.

So I thought that, along with my cultural forays into food, I would include some cheap/easy/fast foods as well. They will mostly center around ramen because that is the quintessential cheap, easy, fast food.

I promise you wont be able to look at ramen in the same way again.


muslimah93 said...

Mashallah, you seem like an awesome cook. I'm gonna go check out some more recipes on your blog right now inshallah! =) Btw, can i save some recipes? Don't worry. I'll write where i got it from. Xo. =)

NeverEver said...

Yeah sure of course save away! :-D

NeverEver said...

I have this notebook where I keep all the recipes I find online or in books :-)