It’s Cook Something Bold Day! If you already feel like an imposter when you simply hear about the holiday, then you are probably in a bit of a cooking slump. It happens to all of us. You learn what works for you—you know what you can consistently make well and what you can tolerate eating over and over again. But shouldn’t you more than simply tolerate your meals? Shouldn’t you love your meals? Food is one of the wonderful parts of life. It’s so simple and yet it’s so enjoyable. There are so many incredible ingredients, cuisines, and recipes to explore. Do you really want to leave this earth having eaten one-pan chicken and casseroles most days of your life? That’s sad. But I get it: you rush through the grocery store and grab the things you know you can find easily. Here are signs you’re in a cooking rut and how to break out of it.
Your friends can guess what you’re eating
Your friends can guess, before you tell them or open your Tupperware, what you’re about to eat. And they’re always right, or very near right. On the rare occasion you bring something different everybody says something about it—it’s that rare.