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Want to make your retirement more satisfying? Cook at home.

Some of the common things that people do when it comes to planning their retirement are deciding where to live and putting their finances in order, such as investing in IRA plan or SMSF. Well, these things are indeed crucial to secure your future. However, what I noticed is that most people tend to forget including the things that they love to do when they plan their retirement. As a result, they don’t enjoy their golden years. Sure, they have a house to live in and money to burn, but they always find themselves unsatisfied because they feel there’s something lacking.

Well, I have some words of advice for people who are planning their retirement – take up a cooking class and spend more time cooking at home when you retire. I know a lot of people who are cooking in their retirement. And believe me when I say that when I see these people cook, the happiness that I see in their eyes is truly beyond words.

Senior couple at kitchen

I’ll tell you a secret. If there’s one thing that makes people happier in retirement is that the ability to cook at home. Cooking is not only a job, but it’s something that people find satisfying, fun, and valuable. It’s a fun activity that allows you to become creative as much as you would like. When you prepare your own food, you can experiment ingredients, explore new recipes, decorate your plates, and do many other things. The best thing is you’re able to do it together with your children, life’s partner, and friends. Isn’t that amazing? Cooking at home is one of the best memories you can ever make with your family. Well, the bonus is making a tasty meal.

Learning how to cook…

Okay, you have one problem – you don’t know how to cook! Fret not. Even chefs who are working professionally now begin their career by learning the basics of cooking. So if they learned how to cook, you can learn how to cook, too! But how?

One way to learn how to cook is to attend culinary school. There, you will learn all the basics and different techniques in cooking, including the proper way of using knives, handling food, keeping cooking equipment, reading recipes, and making your area clean. You will also learn different cooking methods, including baking, grilling, frying, boiling, stewing, and roasting. Vocational and trade schools typically offer courses in basic cooking, which usually take from several weeks to a year.

Well, if you don’t have the time and budget to attend cooking classes, another great way to learn how to cook is to learn by yourself. You can watch videos online or television shows on how to make recipes and just follow them. You can also buy some good cookbooks and magazines, read them, and follow the instructions. Of course, it’s understandable if you can’t get the taste that you want at the start. But with practice, you’ll eventually learn and be able to become a good cook.