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

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

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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

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And you’re back to mushy food and microwaves.

Appliances:

When I Cook Something Good

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Booze:

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Small Pregame

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

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

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

Dessert:

Dessert

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

 

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

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

How you do dishes:

Doing dishes

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

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

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

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