It's time to admit the obvious: I will never make inspiring meals left to my own devices. It's not that I don't want to, but that I am in way over my head when it comes to actually creating meals (I personally find it much more impressive that I have lived off of my own cooking for the past 40 days than any feats I have managed with couponing) I miss the good old days when I was basically a human garbage disposal and ate whatever anyone else didn't which meant I didn't actually have to do anything in the kitchen except eat.

Coming to this realization, however, doesn't mean that I am giving up on still winning the challenge. It simply means I need to approach it from a different perspective to get the results I need. That's where you come in and for the request of help.

If you are the creative type with food (or know someone who is), I'd like to invite you into this challenge by creating a recipe utilizing what I have on hand that will not only outshine my meals (because that wouldn't be much of a challenge), but will also impress all those that are following this escapade.

Before you decide that it might be worth helping, you should keep in mind the following realities:

1. I don't know how to cook.

2. No, really, I don't know how to cook.

3. Oh, did I mention that I don't know how to cook?

What that means is that if it isn't as simple as making pancakes (remember, I just learned how to make pancakes for the first time this month), it's probably not going to turn out anything like you imagine.

If you choose to accept this challenge, you will have to work with what I happen to have on hand and create the recipe fairly quickly (or what I have on hand won't be there any longer). If you have a request of something that you think I need (not only for what you have in mind, but what you feel would be beneficial for all my meals), I will try to work it into my budget, but can't guarantee that I will be able to.

So if you are game, sent me an email at letting me know if you would like to create a breakfast, lunch or dinner recipe for me. Not only will you earn the gratitude of me, you will also earn the eternal gratitude of all those that have had to look at what I have created over the last month. Are you up for it?

Update: Current List of What I Have (will be updated daily)

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