Sunday Meal + Embarrassing Tales from the Kitchen


At least one or two Sunday’s per month, my mom will cook a meal for us. She’s actually not that big on cooking, and I do not know how to cook at all, so I do appreciate these home cooked meals. We mostly just survive on takeout and frozen meals. I know, it’s terrible. I wish I could learn to cook, but I just feel it’s not for me. I love eating good food, but preparing it is another story.

Hell, there have been times when I couldn’t even properly cook food in the microwave. Does anybody remember Ragu Express? I once tried to make that and stuck the bowl of noodles in the microwave without putting water in first. Then I realized the noodles were burning. If that isn’t bad enough, wait until you hear this. I once had a friend over and we were going to watch a movie. I put some popcorn in the microwave, and actually walked out of the room without paying attention to it. When the timer went off off, we walked into the kitchen to find smoke pouring out of the microwave. I opened the bag, and the popcorn was nothing more than black mush. There was this terrible burnt smell in the house now. My mom was in the shower during all of this, but as soon as she got out she could smell it. She started yelling at me, and we had to open the door and windows to get the smoke and smell out. I have since mastered the art of microwaving popcorn, however.

To embarrass myself further, I have this ridiculous fear of the oven. I don’t even like to be too close to it when it’s on. Whenever I want to bake something, I always make my mom put it in and take it out of the oven. I’m less afraid of the stove, but I did burn myself a couple times with grease and hot water when I was younger. Also, the last time I made soup on the stove, I apparently didn’t turn the gas all the way off and we nearly died. So for now, I’ll just enjoy eating delicious meals that are cooked by somebody else.

My mom did cook us an amazing meal though, which I thought was worthy of sharing. That’s actually how this post started, and then somehow I got into sharing some embarrassing stories about myself that I might regret later. Anyways, here is the delicious meal (as also featured above). We had baked flounder with butter, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning, red potatoes with butter and parsley, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. The only downside was that everything seemed to get cold pretty fast. I’m a slow eater and like to take my time to savor the flavor. Despite that, it was incredibly delicious and I’m so glad my mom had the idea to cook this for us.



37 thoughts on “Sunday Meal + Embarrassing Tales from the Kitchen

  1. MMM, everything looks delicious! I make my boyfriend take everything out of the oven for me, too. lol. I’m also a horrible cook but your stories made me laugh out loud. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Best of luck with the kitchen moving forward ๐Ÿ˜‰ just the other day I was attempting to cook a frozen burger, put some oil in the pan and waited 4 minutes, flipped it, 6 minutes later I realized the burner wasn’t on haha

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  3. That looks delicious! When I was younger, my mom would cook a big meal for the whole family on Sundays too! Something about that day makes family come together and eat ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Up until last year, all my meals were either microwaved, or just pizzas that didn’t require much effort. I only learned to cook other stuff when I started dieting and needed to learn! I think cooking’s a great skill, because meals made from scratch are so much healthier, but you can still survive on ready meals!

    That popcorn story is so funny! I can’t believe you forgot about it! I bet there was so much smoke!

    I used to be scared to get things out of the oven when I first started cooking for myself. I genuinely hated putting my hands too close in case I burned myself. Now, I pick up hot food straight out of the baking tray and onto my plate, which is stupid, but at least I’m over the fear!

    – Amy (

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  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one whose had microwave mishaps haha. One time when I was younger, I was making ramen in the microwave. I forgot to put the water in it and walked away. I came back into the kitchen and the microwave was on fire and smoke was everywhere. My parents didn’t let me use the new microwave for awhile after that. I also make my mom put things in and out of the oven. Not because I’m scared, but because I’m lazy haha. Great post!

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  6. Oh that looks delicious, what a nice meal! I’m not much of a cook, I always love it when someone else cooks and I’m lucky my mum is the best cook, haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve burnt myself on the oven a few times too so I understand your uncertainty around it – being burnt isn’t fun so I’m always so careful around the oven!

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. Haha! This made me laugh, and reminded me of my little brother. He once made mac and cheese, but didn’t realize you were supposed to drain the water before you put the cheese powder in. So he ended up with mac and cheese soup! I also once put a frozen capri sun in the microwave… Whoops. My 12 year old self didn’t know that metal and microwaves don’t mix!
    I definitely got a lot better at cooking as I got older. Watching the Food Network obsessively helps! Your mama can definitely make a delicious meal!

    Susie |

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  8. Everyone needs to start somewhere when it comes to cooking! Don’t worry, I had a lot of those rookie mistakes when it came to the microwave before. At some point, I even melted the plastic container!

    Your mom’s cooking looks delicious :).

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  9. Mmmnn. The food looks so good! Since moving out of Maryland few years back and moving to NYC, I’ve come to so miss the simple comforts of home cooked mom meals. When I go home, my mom usually wants to go out to eat because she doesn’t get to go out that often, but all I want is some mundane meal she whipped up!!
    And ok. So about that time I destroyed our dorm’s microwave by putting in Easy Mac with no water in there… When I opened the microwave, it definitely looked like a nuclear catastrophe in there, and our whole dorm had to be evacuated… WOOPS??

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