The Mission Behind The Hungry Waitress
I want to use practical recipes and leftover love to change YOUR world!
Seems crazy right? But is it really? When I started cooking, I fell in love with it. I grew up in a house where my mom cooked dinner every night. We hardly ever ate fast food (which I hated at the time). Once I moved out of the house, I craved a home cooked, healthy meal. So, I learned how to cook.
I started with very simple, easy, comfort food recipes (mostly things I knew my boyfriend would love). As I gained confidence, I started making more complicated dishes. Alas, I was in love with the whole process of cooking! I loved watching people enjoy the fruits of my labor. I also realized some other surprising benefits from cooking:
Cooking at home saves money.
I realized this pretty fast. I worked in a casual, turn and burn restaurant for nine years. Most of the families that ate at this restaurant ate out every night of the week. You can imagine how expensive that gets for a family of four! By cooking at home, I am making healthier dishes that taste better than those fast food places and I am saving money doing it!
Use your leftovers for good!
I know some people refuse to eat leftovers, which I think is silly. To me, leftovers are a gift. They save so much time! I can show you how to make your leftovers work for you! Most importantly, using your leftovers prevents food waste and stretches your dollar! Remember, you want to save money, not throw it away!
Cook smarter, not harder!
In a perfect world, I would make everything from scratch, have an organic vegetable garden, and raise chickens. But that is not practical for a working person who needs to make a living! I strongly believe in grocery store short cuts. Now… there are certain things I do make from scratch… but I am not going to make homemade pasta when I want some fettuccine during the week!
I hope you find inspiration to start cooking at home. It really is a win, win! Eat better quality delicious food, save money, and gain confidence in the kitchen!