I really may look gross, but it wasn’t! Just read and you’ll find out what it is. You’ll ever guess right. 😈 (Maybe)Yesterday I came up with my very first food creation! On my way home from work yesterday, a thought popped into my head, and I would’ve obsessed over it if I hadn’t at least tried it out. When I crave something or want to try something, usually it’ll drive me nuts unless I get it out of the way.
The thing that popped into my head? Something I’ve never even tried before or seen in stores. (Because I’ve never looked for it)
Never had it before. I just all of the sudden became entranced with the idea of cooking with it, on my way home from work. Don’t ask how my brain works… I don’t even know myself.
So, I stopped by Harps–LOVE that store–hoping they would have zoodles. (Zucchini noodles are zoodles, just to clarify😜) Indeed they did have them, luckily. I was very happy; obviously, I had been intensely focused on them and determined to cook with them. I don’t know why I had to do this on the day the thought came to me, but I did. I haven’t cooked anything for the family in about a year, too. Easy meals for myself like very unhealthy but delicious Pastaroni or Cream of Wheat for breakfast is a different story. I do that all the time. (I don’t eat healthy but I need to change that) I’m not a teenager anymore and it’ll start to catch up with me if I’m not careful.
Anyway, I was sitting there in the store thinking of what I could make with the zoodles. I already had the idea to cook them in a skillet. I wanted it to be very simple and easy since it might be a total disaster. I decided on cucumbers, squash, and chicken. I already had chicken at home so I bought one giant squash and one giant cucumber. I picked the huge ones just for fun. Or, as my brother would say, “Just for kicks.” 😆
I called my parents and told them to be prepared because I was making a healthy dinner, and I told my dad he had to eat at home in my no arguments voice. He sometimes eats at work since he stays so late. They agreed of course, who could defy such an angel? Just kidding, I’m not even close to an angel. More like a devil if anyone knew what was really going on in my head 24/7.
I first chopped my cucumber and squash into chunks, using only half of the enourmas vegetables… Oops. But it will not be a waste! I will find a way to use them in another dish. Don’t forget that I’ve never cooked very much though, so we’ll see. I’m trying to be creative so I bet I’ll think of something. 🤓
I started the chicken in one skillet and cooked it for a few minutes, then put it in a bowl out of the way for the time being. I lined one pan with olive oil and after draining the juice out of the zoodles package, I put them in the skillet and started cooking! Next, I realized I would need another skillet. I’ve never used two at once, but there’s a first time for everything!
I got out another skillet and (Of course, this one received olive oil, too) put the chunks of veggies in. I switched back and forth for a while… I decided to cook on number 2 (On a gas stove) which is pretty low, but since I wasn’t following any recipes whatsoever and I’ve never cooked anything like this before, I figured it was a good guess. It took a while before they looked ready.
While they were cooking, I added a good amount of pepper, lawries, and garlic powder to both skillets until I was satisfied with how they tasted and smelled. I kept smelling them while I added more (I was paranoid of over seasoning on accident) and when I could finally smell the seasoning I started taste testing. Don’t ask about my methods… I was just having fun. 😂 Like I said, no recipes… not even any measuring tools. I just kept adding by hand. 😂
I then added the chicken chunks and cooked squash & cucumber chunks in with the zucchini noodles, cooking it all together for a while longer. Everyone that kept walking through the house as they went in and out kept commenting on how good it smelled. I was getting very exited to try the end creation. Like a mad scientist. Muahaha. (Not really)
After taking it off the stove, I sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese and put a lid on it while I waiting for everyone to come eat with me.
All in all, everyone loved it! I was ecstatic!! My first time cooking anything without a recipe, it being my creation, and then it actually tasting good… I couldn’t have been happier when they said they wanted me to make it again. Although, next time I think I’ll add spinach and almonds. I’m going to need a bigger skillet.. I made a mess cooking. The skillet wasn’t big enough. Live and learn, right? My brother said to add olives, but I don’t know how the tastes will combine. I’ll just let him add them to his own bowl after it’s done. 😆
I can’t wait to cook some more! I hope I can think of wacky, random creations again in the near future. That was a blast. Of course, cooking by recipes is also very fun. (Even though I rarely do it as of now) That should be changing soon though. To be a good wife someday I’ll have to know how to cook well! 😉 Training starts now.