February 24, 2022
According to a recent poll, 50% of Americans report they’ve become eager to learn as much as possible about cooking, and 73% say they’re genuinely enjoying it more than they used to.¹ Perhaps that’s because cooking is so much more than what ends up on our plates, it’s also about connection and creativity. Learning how to make cooking fun can make it easier to prepare meals more often. From recipe planning to grocery shopping to sharing virtual meals with loved ones near and far, Microsoft can help with cooking tips to make mealtime more organized and more fun.
If you want to learn to cook, but the most complicated recipe you’ve ever attempted is packaged noodles, you can find plenty of resources online to help you master the basics or to take your skills to the next level. Try a Bing search for instructional videos like how to poach an egg, how to cook the perfect steak, or how to sharpen your knife.
Make going to the store more fun and less like a chore when it’s as quick and easy as possible. OneNote is a great way to keep track of your grocery lists, favorite items from specialty stores, weekly staples, or just today’s list of what you need for a specific meal. Add items to your list in OneNote with checkboxes, so as you’re cruising the aisles of your store, you can mark off what’s in your cart.
You can also share your notebook with others, so if one person runs to the store, others in your household can add new items to the list as they shop because OneNote notebooks are always in sync.
Do you love hosting dinners with family and friends? When you throw a virtual dinner party, you’re able to include loved ones who are near and dear to your heart but may live farther away. With Microsoft Teams you can start a video call instantly and invite anyone to join even if they’re not on Teams, and you don’t have to worry about pesky, short-lived time limits.² You can even express yourself when you’re chowing down on your latest dish du jour with emojis, memes, and GIFs.
Learning how to make cooking fun can help bring a serving of enjoyment to the table. Whether you’re new to cooking or simply looking to breathe some new life into your old routine, these tips can add some fun to mealtime.
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