You can blame it on Marie Kondo or this new trend of living minimally but I have been in a purging mood and getting rid of so much useless shit I had in my apartment for years. I have gone on so many rants about how people gift one another useless crap that isn't functional, desired or even special. This year I have told all my friends and family not to buy me anything (because I'm still on team #funemployment and I'm not buying shit for anyone) but I still pride myself on being a great gift giver.
Some of the key attributes of being a great gift giver include:
Which brings me to my list of experiences worth gifting (extra points if you also gift any of these with homemade cookies too).
Also, sorry in advance - this list features and experiences in the lower Mainland area because this is where I live and I don't know if any experiences elsewhere. Just come visit me and we can do these things together. These are all things I've done and maybe this is my way of sharing gratitude for some of the bomb dot com activities I have had the privilege of experiencing.
Also if you want to make the link for this post your Bumble prompt of your ideal first date I think that would be a great idea.
Learning to enjoy cooking took me longer than I care to admit and there was a time in my life that if it required more than 5 ingredients to make I wasn’t going to attempt it. I ate like a college student for years after graduating college and it’s a miracle that I survived that long eating mostly prepackaged processed foods.
When I decided to learn how to cook it was a lot of trial and error with a plentra of bland dishes that I suffered through plus it was a major hit on my wallet because I was buying all the spices I needed, even if it’s only for one recipe - there is still a bottle of Herbes de Provence that I literally used one half of a teaspoon of in my cabinet. I also do not cook meat because; a) I get a bit squeamish touching raw meat, b) I am confident in my cooking abilities, but not enough that I feel comfortable cooking something that has to be cooked perfectly to avoid illness, and c) I’m cheap and meat is expensive.
These meal prep boxes seemed like a good idea in theory and ultra-trendy on the ‘gram for someone who might not be the best cook and doesn’t want to spend their time grocery shopping or looking to minimize on their food waste by having all the ingredients perfectly portioned out.
“But do you really get your money’s worth? How easy is it really?”
Well, I spent my own sweet coin on one of those meal prep boxes solely to review it and to attempt to answer any questions you may have. I also did this because I wanted to see if Hello Fresh could teach me how to cook meat.