I definitely do cook as you can tell with this blog and I highly encourage others to as well for many reasons. Economical as you save so much money cooking vs. going out or even take out. Most of my dishes end up being about $2-$3 per serving buying my ingredients on sale and in season. Well being as you can control what and how much of something goes into your food allowing you to flavor your food with herbs and garlic for example vs. salt and butter.
Just like New Year’s Resolutions which I have a habit of keeping, the same philosophy applies here especially for newer cooks. It needs to be achievable and never overwhelming to the point where you will want to quit. So when Rachael Ray, who is the reason why I cook as much as I do, came up with the 24 Days of Dinner, I thought it was a brilliant idea. You cook 6 days a week and still have a day off each week to treat yourself and she was even flexible enough that you can cook lunch vs. dinner or make multiple dinners in one day during the weekend when you have more time so all you need to do is reheat during the week.
Once the goal is achieved, you will find that it is easier to maintain going forward as it has now become a habit vs. a challenge.
Note: Although the number of blog posts does not accurately reflect 24 meals a month, I do tend to reach this goal most of the time since half of my meals are repeats of previous dishes and seldom reposted.