A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this post, where a blogger was pointing out some signs that she’s become a pretty decent cook. It’s titled “10 signs you’re becoming a better cook.”
I, alas, am not as far along as the blogger in question. But I am getting better. So I decided to compile my own list of milestones. Call it the newbie edition.
Ten signs you’re becoming a better cook, the newbie edition:
1. You are willing to attempt recipes that once intimidated you.
2. You ask friends for recipes instead of assuming you can’t replicate a dish.
3. You assume your cooking attempts will not end in disaster.
4. Your cooking only rarely results in inedible dishes or injury.
5. You seriously desire a proper chef’s knife.
6. Your boyfriend defers to you when cooking certain dishes.
7. You can cook a stew or chili for D&D night and receive compliments.
8. Your baked goods rarely last more than a day or two before they’re gone.
9. You are willing to experiment with produce that’s on sale at the grocery store.
10. Your primary emotion while cooking is usually calm, not panic.