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1. I am not good at cooking.
2. Cooking is easy!
3. I love making people happy with my cooking skills.
4. I hate cooking.
5. I don’t mind occasional cooking.
6. I enjoy throwing dinner parties.
7. I am not favourable to official parties.
A – 3
B – 6
С – 7
D – 4
E – 5
F – 2
I enjoy cooking because it is just me and my food. There is no one to argue with over what ingredients to use. I am only stopped by my imagination. I just like making good food and having people appreciate it. It makes the house smell yummy and it gets the family to gather round the table and enjoy the meal. I especially love it when they’re smiling, which is a good sign. And if I’m feeling down, I either cook or bake something, and that makes me forget about my worries and makes me feel better.
When I was a teen, I worked as a waitress and saw how much people enjoyed being served and treated specially. As I grew older, I realized how much I enjoy it as well. That’s why I take every opportunity to provide a good time for friends to relax and not to worry about preparing dinner or paying for it at a nice restaurant. I go all out with my parties, starting with appetizers and ending with coffee, cocktails and desserts. I try to have most things prepared ahead of time so that my guests don’t feel the need to offer assistance.
We used to have barbeques a lot when we lived in a big house. All my brothers and sisters would invite their classmates along no matter whose birthday it was. We were always anticipating the event. Since then, I’ve always loved cooking, especially for family and friends. I’ll cook anything from Chinese to Italian as long as I am sure they will enjoy the food. Everything that I’ve learned to cook, I will show off immediately and call everybody up for the weekend lunch or dinner. Dinner parties are OK, but I don’t like the formal sit-downs because you can’t feel at ease there.
When I worked, I would get depressed just thinking of preparing the evening meal. Most women I know enjoy it. As for me, I’d rather have a bowl of cereal or make a sandwich than have to cook something. When I cook, I am full by the time it’s done and I don’t want to eat what I’ve cooked. To me, cooking is a monotonous, boring, mind-numbing chore and I’d rather do anything else. It also creates more mindless work: after cooking you’ve got a lot of cleaning. And it takes up a lot of your time, too.
Whenever you hate doing something, look to the way you do it. I also dread having to go home and cook dinner when nothing is prepared and I have to go through the fridge, plan and prepare and cook it all at one time. That’s very hard to do. I like it when I have planned ahead and have most of the prep Work done so I only have to quickly mix something and cook it. That means I have Big Cooking days now and then, but I don’t mind that either if I can start in a clean kitchen with nothing out on the counters.
I can’t imagine why anyone could hate cooking. Of course no one wants to cook every day, that’s what restaurants and packaged food are for, but you will eat much better and be healthier if you’re aware of what food is about. Cooking your own food is much cheaper than any other way of eating. Make a list of the things you like best. Get a good basic cookbook that explains what cooking terms mean. Look up recipes for the things you like, and start with those. You’ll find that by using different ingredients you can get tasty food without much effort.