Cooking in Your Early 20's vs. Your Late 20's vs. Your 30's

Let's just say it's not always a linear progression

What you cook:

simple cooking fail

In your early 20’s you try to master a few basic, healthy recipes.

In your late 20’s you’ve really progressed, you try out complicated recipes to impress a date. You’ve got it going on. Just like Bey.

But then sometimes kids happen in your 30’s, which results in a lot of this:


Full House

And you’re back to mushy food and microwaves.


When I Cook Something Good

In your early 20’s you have like, one pot and a wooden spoon your mom gave you. Maybe.
I'm Cooking

In your late 20’s you’ve got great appliances and you know how to use a few of them.
This is too much

In your 30’s you have too many cooking appliances, and like, you never use any of them. When will you ever have time to make pasta from scratch when you have a full time job AND a kid?

Who you cook for:

Super Cool Friends

In your early 20’s you are all about potlucks and hosting dinner parties for your super cool friends.
Cooking for myself

But in your late 20’s you appreciate cooking for yourself just because you can.
Insane amount of food

And in your 30’s you make an insane amount of food for your kids and spouse who can’t seem to eat enough.


Small Pregame

This is an appropriate dinner party drink in your 20’s.

In your late 20’s you start drinking expensive, sophisticated wine.
Sneaking Booze

And in your 30’s you sneak booze into the adult punch at your kid’s birthday party because you start getting desperate.



In your early 20’s you eat all the dessert at a dinner party. Even the gross stuff just because it’s there.

In your late 20’s you cut it down to just one ice cream cone a day.

In your 30’s you steal your kid’s oreos after they go to bed.

How you do dishes:

Doing dishes

In your early 20’s you do dishes by hand and it feels like this.
Upgrading to a dishwasher

How you feel when you upgrade to a dishwasher in your late 20’s.
Two Dishwashers

In your 30’s you upgrade to two dishwashers because have too many kids.

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