I really like to cook

Posted Dec 19, 2017

Something my family has done over the holidays…since the new Star Wars movies have been coming out, we go around 10 p.m. Christmas Eve. We stand in line and watch the movie and then, when we get out, it’s Christmas Day – it’s past midnight and kicks off Christmas for us. It first started because we needed to give my mom time to wrap the presents, so my dad would have us out of the house. We watched the movie, I guess it was like three years ago, and now we’ve been doing it ever since. So now I have to try and dodge all the spoilers because everyone here likes Star Wars.

Other than that, I really like to cook. That’s my thing. My mom said, “You have free reign. You can make whatever.” I don’t have as much time to cook as I did in the summer, so now I just do dinners. Over the winter break I’m going to try and make cinnamon rolls, and I think we’re going to try and do prime rib one night. We always try to do one fancy dinner during break. Then I’ll probably just make a lot of bread, because that’s what I have been working on.

Where do you get your passion for cooking?

It started off when my grandma moved over here. All my family is on the West coast, so when she moved over here we spent a lot of time together. I was really into eating the food. So I just stuck around my grandma because she would give me food as she cooked. Eventually I said, “What’s that? How do you do that?” And that’s kind of how it started.

I cook for my family every night. My mom doesn’t cook anymore. We’re trying to teach my little brother because when I go to college, my mom has told him he has to learn how to cook because she is not cooking. I was trying to show him how to make ramen noodles. “You boil the water and then you put the packet in, and that’s it.” He thought he was going to mess it up. I told him there’s no way you can.