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Tylis is doing 12 things including…

Learn to cook

2 cheers


Tylis has written 6 entries about this goal


Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve been on this website, but I’m still trying to get better at cooking! Since I’m in Japan right now, I’ve been doing my best at learning how to make Japanese food! So far, I’ve made riceballs, sukiyaki, soba, and I’m trying to make decent okonomiyaki. I’ll have to think of the next thing I want to try to make.

Cooking at work

As it so happens, I work in a crisis residential, aka a place where people stay for about a week. Thus, meals are needed 3 times a day.

Up until now, the meals have been pretty simple fare. But the menu’s been redone recently, by someone who adores cooking, so in order to make these new foods, I’m going to be learning a lot! I’ve already done tuna noodle casserole, and I’m looking forward to making sloppy joes and a variety of other foods. This is going to be awesome.

Still cooking new things!

Baked some oatmeal raisin cookies, as well as some pear bread. The pear bread in particular was effing delicious; it got eaten surprisingly quickly.

Also made some baked taco salad, my first daal, and some chicken stew for the first time recently. I’ve also been modifying/remaking some things I’ve made before. It’s making me happy when I don’t need to consult recipes for some things, and others I have ideas on how I want to improve them.

So much food!

So many things I’ve made (or at least helped make) for the first time recently!

Rosemary Bread
Stuffed Peppers
Banana Bread
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

I’m pretty pleased to, because I’ve started being braver about cooking without recipes. Just tossing things together and making something good out of it. It looks like I’ve gotten the basics, at least.

Meatballs in Peanut Sauce

Meatballs were eh. Peanut sauce was DELISH. I ended up making more just so I could eat it with cucumbers. :)

Oh, and I can make minestrone now without consulting a recipe! Score!

Chili and Grocery Shopping

I’m actually off to a decent start on this one. :) Just yesterday I tried out a new chili recipe (that turned out well enough) and I’m working on making a good pesto from scratch. I’ve been planning out which new recipes I want to try beforehand, so when I go grocery shopping I can pick up the ingredients for them. My current goal is to try out one new recipe a week.

Tylis has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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