When I was younger (high school) it was a well-known fact in my house, that "Brandi cannot cook". Cooking was my mom's and sisters' thing. I tried my hand at a few things and they all flopped. I gave up and did not think about...until I got married. I told myself "Brandi you have a husband that is counting on you to cook and provide meals, get with it".
So I did! I learned to cook. I gathered family recipes, called my mom and M-I-L for kitchen advice and cooking help, I even leaned on my sisters for help. I learned to cook and provide for our family of two.
11 years later I cook almost daily. I can follow a recipe like a boss and most nights there is a home-cooked meal ready when Grizzly gets home. I am not a chef nor do I call myself a "good" cook. I still call on my sisters and mom for cooking advice, but I can hold my own as well. My absolute favorite part about cooking is an apron. I LOVE aprons!!! I feel they make my food taste so much better. (wishful thinking) I would love to have a closet dedicated to aprons. Maybe one day!
Yesterday, I spent all day in the kitchen. I cooked a meal for a friend of mine who recently had heart surgery and is not able to move her arm for a few weeks. I also made our dinner in an instant pot!
Here are the recipes I used!
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I made this for Grizzly and my girls on Wednesday as practice. I wanted to see how it turned out before I made it for my friend. My girl's loved it! They said, "Mom, this is so good?" Yeah for the Win!
I was pleasantly surprised at how much my girls loved this baked corn. They asked for more right before dinner as their bedtime snack. That is how you know it's a good recipe!!
Instant Pot Pot Roast
Recipe and photo is from Damn Delicious
I made Pot roast in the instapot for our dinner and it was sooooo good! I put the roast in before I picked the girls up from school, and it was done when we got home from gymnastics! So easy and so yummy!
Chungah, the magician behind Damn Delicious, is amazing!
Happy cooking! Come back and leave me a comment if you made any of these!!!
Brandi Z. Moody
I am Brandi Moody and welcome to my blog! I created this little piece of internet space to share with you affordable everyday outfits plus, all things related to my hobby of running!
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