Do you remember the first dish you cooked? I do. Up until I was around 20 yrs old, I couldn’t cook. I could make pasta, but that was pretty much it. Then one day, kinda homesick and missing my mom’s wonderful cooking, I decided to make her jambalaya. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking, but I went out, got all the ingredients, and got to cooking. It took forever! I was so slow at everything!
After a long time in the kitchen and feeling incredibly nervous, the jambalaya was done. I served up and bowl and was shocked….it actually was good! A bit dry, but good! I realized later that the “bit dry” was from adding 5 cups rice and 3 cups chicken broth, when it was supposed to be the other way around 😛
It was this experience that really started me cooking. It’s taken 8 years, a few really bad dishes and a lot of experimenting, but now I love to cook! And this meal prep series is really my way of sharing that love with others.
Enjoy! And definitely check out the jambalaya recipe at the bottom of this post. It’s delicious!
Gotta love our breakfast foods! The breakfast burritos are currently our favorite egg dish, and the cinnamon bread is practically a requirement in our house.
Sweet potato banana bites and grapes: most of my snacks each day at work.
While they are very similar, there are some differences. I like red onion in mine and I usually add a few croutons to his. We also tried a new dressing this week, and absolutely love it! Bolthouse Farm’s Classic Ranch 🙂
More jambalaya, by Boyfriend’s request. And a new recipe; Chicken Wild Rice Casserole. It is tasty! I made it without the bread topping this time, but I think next time I will try it with.
What are you cooking this week? Do you have any recipes that make you nostalgic, like my mom’s jambalaya does to me?
Want to get started meal prepping yourself? Check out these posts for my top tips and my staple recipes!
Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!
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