Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sarah's Chicken and Broccoli Mac N' Cheese!!!

For those of you who know me, I can't cook. I took Home-Ec most of my high school life but I honestly don't know how I passed. I messed up EVERYTHING. I can't even bake cookies! But as I'm preparing to get married next year I decided it's time for me to learn how to cook at least a little bit.

So far I have learned how to make (now keep in mind I couldn't cook anything before) Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Chicken and Steak. I've always had help or at least a supervisor while cooking in case I forgot something or accidentally tried to set the house on fire =)

Today, I decided to brave it on my own, with a whole new (mostly minus the chicken) meal. 

You see, a while back my Grandma sent me the secret recipes to my favorite meals of hers! It was VERY exciting! Grandma is southern, her food is the greatest, I have always said so (sorry Mom). So when I decided to cook by myself today I decided to try the easiest and second favorite of mine. Her Mac N Cheese. But I didn't want to stop there...I wanted to make a full meal.

So I looked online for recipes. Found a Mac N Cheese casserole recipe that sounded really good...but it took FOREVER to cook and I didn't want to spend forever in the kitchen. So I took the basic idea and created my own invention.

I cooked Grandma's Mac N Cheese, cooked up chicken which I am now confident in making, and steamed some broccoli (without a broccoli steamer or the microwave). Then once everything was cooked I added it all together and it turned out AMAZING!! 

Everyone, here is my first ever all-by-myself-full-meal:

I'm calling it Sarah's Chicken and Broccoli Mac N' Cheese! It was SUPER good and very filling! If you want the recipe, just make Mac N Cheese, fry some chicken and steam some broccoli and add it all together, simple as that. (Sorry can't give out Grandma's Mac N Cheese, it's a family secret)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Writing, writing, writing...

For those of you who don't know, I REALLY like writing, it wouldn't be easy to tell with as little as I update my blog but I really do like to write. 

Well I did, then life caught up with me, made me busy and I kind of stopped and I lost the inspiration. 

Well lately, I've been on a major writing spree. I have an overload of inspiration and I just have to get it out.

Let me tell you it has felt SO GOOD to write again. After having such a major BLOCK for over a year when writing used to come so easily, it feels SO good to be able to write the way I have been lately. I was able to correct a story that I have been working on for about two years trying to get it just right and then I was able to start a whole other story and get pretty far in it.

Writing has been able to help especially since school has been on hold due to not being able to find a hands on trainer in my area that our schedules match with. Then on top of school being on hold I just got let go of my babysitting job because they don't need a sitter for the time being. 

Writing has always been my escape in life, it has always helped me focus when I get too stressed out or really upset. It seems that when I get in those situations I actually write better and write more then when I'm just feeling normal. So with being bored because my school is on hold and then losing my job and a bunch of social problems lately writing has been a magnificent outlet for all the frustration I've been dealing with.

So, if this writing streak keeps up maybe one day I'll become an author lol.