The Simple Joys Of Home Cooking.
Fast food restaurants and processed food seem to be the standard meals for today’s busy society. However, this has lead to increased obesity in adults and children. The simple joys of home cooking encourages individuals and families to eat healthier and get back to basics. It is also more economical and rewarding.
Good old fashioned cooking saves money by replacing the high costs of restaurant meals and processed foods from the grocery store. Making food from scratch is fun and a way to bond by sharing the process with a spouse or children. The cook is rewarded with better tasting and healthier results plus all the compliments received.
To make desserts from scratch, every kitchen should be stocked with self rising and all purpose flour, granulated and brown sugar, yeast, and eggs. Baking supplies such as muffin tins, angel food and Bundt molds, and different sized cake pans provide an assortment of treats to make.
Main dishes generally include meat or poultry such as ham, kielbasa, turkey, chicken, hamburg, and sausage. Keeping a well-stocked freezer enables varied entrees to be cooked. Other staples to store in the pantry are noodles, potatoes, chicken and beef soup stock, spices, fruits, and vegetables. Preparing meals is easier with equipment like a waffle maker, rotisserie, roaster, and broiler pan.
Preferred resources for recipes are cookbooks, television cooking shows, and surfing the internet. The best recipes also come from friends, mom, grandma, aunts, or other family members. There are also some men who know their way around a kitchen.
It can be fun making homemade food and trying different recipes. For those interested in this old fashioned concept, they should start out slow by making gravies, soups, stuffing with homemade bread crumbs, waffles, or pancakes. As confidence and skills increase, other foods such as homemade Mexican food, desserts, and snacks like English muffins, biscuits, and bagels will be made with little effort.