Cooking can be a lot of fun, but for many people, it turns into more of a chore. If you want to get more into cooking but aren’t sure how, it can be as easy as finding the right recipes to make cooking a little more exciting. Here are a few dinner ideas that can make making dinner a little more fun and exciting.
Try a Wok Night
Sometimes trying out a new tool in the kitchen is just what you need to make cooking more exciting. A wok is a great tool for cooking traditional Asian cuisine. Woks have nice tall sides that make stir-frying super easy and prevent you from accidentally throwing food all over your stovetop (at least for the most part). Cooking saucy stir fry or delicious orange chicken is easier in a wok and the results come out a little better. When cooking in a walk remember to stir while you fry things up since the sides of the pan are much less hot than the bottom.
Host an Italian Dinner Party
A dinner party is another great way to get yourself in the kitchen, and Italian food is a real crowd-pleaser. To really pull off the ultimate dinner party, you should make sure to plan out a full menu from appetizers to dessert. Fettuccine and meaty marinara is a classic Italian dish. Garlic bread goes great on the side and tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that can really impress your guests. If you are worried about getting overwhelmed preparing for the party, do as much in advance as you can so you can enjoy your Italian dinner party with your friends.
Have a Cooking Competition
There’s nothing like a little bit of competition to make cooking feel less like a chore. Choose a few necessary ingredients and have a cooking competition with your friends. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you could share the space, or everyone could cook their meal separately and come together for the taste test. Give everyone a time limit and a category to make the choice as simple as possible. Make sure to have a few unbiased judges around and a great prize for the winning meal.
If you are looking to find your way into the kitchen a little more often, having some fun dinner ideas can make things a little easier and a lot more fun. Try these ideas to see how you can spice up your cooking experience!
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