• 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Health,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

    My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently. So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can. I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance. Rant over. Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I…

  • 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: I Don’t Like Cooking

    There, I finally said it! Don’t say I won’t be a good partner. Don’t say I won’t be a good mother. Don’t say it’ll save me money.Don’t question my womanhood. I’ve tried. A lot. Well…maybe a good amount. An amount that is enough for me. It’s just not something that brings me joy. And I will no longer apologize for it. If I don’t want to cook, I just won’t. I do feel societal pressure to feel the need to cook, especially from family, friends, and my community in general. Yes, at times it saves money. Yes, sometimes it is actually can be fun to cook. But overall, I’m just…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: The EASIEST Appetizer Ever

    Well Christmas came and went like a whirlwind. And as per the usu, I was tasked with an appetizer for our big celebration. I really should ask for dessert, since I can never get there on time. But, it makes the suspense that much more exciting for everyone 😉 Happily, I was done with most of my Christmas stuff a week or so-ish before the big day. Little things here and there, but nothing like the last few years of stress and more stress. Easy and light, just how the holidays should be. But I didn’t really feel like making an extravagant appetizer, so I ran to Pinterest and found…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Holidays,  Traditions

    Diary of a Non-Cook(ie) Party

    Another December, another yearly tradition. I introduced you to our Cookie Party tradition in 2016, but Lil and I have been attending it for over two decades. It’s been going on for three to four decades, from what I’m told. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened again this year.  I wanted to make something, but the party landed on a very busy weekend. The night before, the Guidette and I hosted our holiday party. I knew we’d be up late and tired from all the shenannegins of throwing a party. To be fair, I didn’t do much, she did most of it. I was just there co-hosting,…

  • Diary of a Non-Cook,  Mexican Food,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Mexican Food + Pinterest

    Oh, of course my creations are via Pinterest.Does that even surprise you these days? I was perusing Pinterest for some cooking inspiration and I thought to look at older pins, which of course I had never tried. Lo and behold, I found a good pin: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas! I then got bold and decided we couldn’t have fajitas without Spanish Rice (it is ignorantly labeled Mexican Rice by the creator) so I found a recipe (re: pin) for that too. It was just going to be dinner for J and I, but the crockpot makes so much I decided to invite Care and her lil fellas over for…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: A FB Video Meal

    We all know those time-lapse videos that speed through how to cook a meal, right?! Well, I finally saved one on FB and went for it last week. I showed L and ever since then we’d been talking about making it. This one is from Cooking Panda, dubbed the Taco Bake. It’s essentially a nacho casserole.  Directions & Ingredients from the video (I ad-libbed a bit) 9×13 Casserole Dish, Greased // Used this size and a small one for my own (sans beans) version 1.5lb Ground Beef, Cooked // Used 1lb Ground Turkey 1 Can Tomatoes + Green Chilies // Used a can of Rotel 1 Cup Sour Cream //…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Lasagna Roll-Ups

    When a Pin just sticks with you… Rolling up lasagna noodles just seems fun, which is why I probably always remember seeing this pin or one similar to it. Or there are just that many inundating Pinterest. I’d been craving the taste of lasagna and I knew J’s little bro would be over for dinner soon, so I thought I’d give Lasagna Roll-Ups a whirl. via Cooking Classy This pin lead me to Cooking Classy, which is a food blog written by Jaclyn. Please take a peek at her website, she has plenty of things to peruse. As I do for all of my ‘Diary of a Non-Cook’ posts, I…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

    Brinner for Girls Night! Tots! I think we joked that breakfast for dinner is a way to metaphorically start the new year. Or something ridiculous like that! Brinner is always a fave with the girls and it’s super easy to make and plan. Luckily, my over organizational skills have left my Pinterest in an array of boards according to my life. Quickly, I went to my Girls Night Ideas board to see what ideas I saved/pinned. Of course there were some Brinner ideas. The Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake was my second choice, running up to my other pin — Egg Boats which wasn’t working correctly. This recipe brought me…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Classic Beef Stew

    I’m (c)rockin’ that pot, y’all! I’ve been wanting to take advantage of my good ‘ol trusty crock pot for awhile. Stew is the perfect thing to make in the CP. I finally committed to it. It helped that J’s Mom bought us a pre-made package of veggies that are perfect for stew – $5 for potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery – easily ready to dump into a crock pot. My Dad makes the best stew, but I know he wings it and add whatever he wants. Since I’m not that adventurous I ran to Pinterest to find something to add to my Crock that Pot page. I came across Flavorite‘s…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Ground turkey rules everything around me! Even though J is sooo over it. The world is just a better place with ground turkey versus ground beef. HAHA, says the girl who loves ordering burgers. I will say, as long as I’m not handling it, then I don’t mind. I don’t even really like to handle raw meat in general (dirty minds, stop!), but I do since I’m like an adult these days 😉 When you do your monthly Costco run and home home with four packages of ground turkey, you immediately grab your phone and bring up Pinterest and type in — ground turkey + dinner = WA LA, you…