Sims 4 Meals

Remaking Sims 4 Meals | Normal Cooking Level One: Fruit Salad | Part 2

For a full explanation of what this challenge is, please follow this link here — https://fitcouchpotato.com/2018/10/29/challenge-remaking-sims-4-meals-introduction-and-index/

For the previous meal, please follow this link here — https://fitcouchpotato.com/2018/10/29/remaking-sims-4-meals-normal-cooking-level-one-mac-and-cheese-part-1/

I thought long and hard about this one. I mean doing this meal was so easy I almost consider it to be cheating. I then just try to remind myself yes, there are a few meals with this Sims challenge that is easy and something I already make often. I mean later on there is Spaghetti and we have that every week. There are also some really complicated meals where I still have to figure out what and how I’m supposed to go about making it. I do want to make the next meal a little more difficult for the sake of keeping this challenge interesting. Maybe the honey cake? Alright so let’s jump in with today’s meal. The fruit salad.

In the Sims game, Susan made the fruit salad quite quickly. They only showed two fruits in the preparation but near the end, you can tell there is more. She started off with the apple and then some watermelon. So I knew as long as I can get those two in, I would hit the challenge right on the nail.

I went to the supermarket and bought a fruit salad and watermelon. That’s it. All I had to do is open up the packets and throw it in a bowl, take pictures and call it a day. I told you it was so easy it’s almost cheating. I could’ve made it a tiny bit harder by buying all the fruit and cutting it myself but if I’m honest I didn’t want to buy all that fruit and have some of it go to waste. I can’t finish a big watermelon on my own. I hate apples and I almost never finish all the kiwi’s when we buy the bag. So I went for the easy route and bought it already cut and ready to go.

It was a really cold meal to eat in the winter but nice and refreshing. I liked most of the fruit in the salad and although I normally add soya yogurt to my fruit bowls, without wasn’t so bad. The only thing I didn’t like as much was the apples but that’s only because well I don’t like to eat apples. I used to love it. Heck for the longest time I only ate apples but that’s actually the reason why I don’t like them now. I ate so much of it growing up that the idea of eating it now makes my entire body shiver.

As this meal was so easy and there wasn’t really a recipe to follow, I’m going to end this blog here. It’s a bit short for my liking but we can’t all have winners in the bunch. This is just a dud. The fruit salad was great though. Just not a challenge. If it helps I eventually need to make a hamburger cake which is basically a lot on fondant and shaping. Now that meal is going to be difficult and a real challenge. Before I leave let’s rate this cook!

Taste: 9/10 – Only one point down because of the apples for me but really it’s a healthy and easy snack/meal.

Look: 10/10 – I mean a bowl of fruit is always pretty. Dankie did help though. Is this considered cheating?

How easy it is to cook: 10/10 – So easy it’s cheating. I literally only had to open two packets and put it into a bowl. It’s not even considered to be cooking…

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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Sims 4 Meals

Remaking Sims 4 Meals | Normal Cooking Level One: Mac And Cheese | Part 1

For a full explanation of what this challenge is, please follow this link here — https://fitcouchpotato.com/2018/10/29/challenge-remaking-sims-4-meals-introduction-and-index/

I’m so excited to write this. Although technically this isn’t my first Sims meal I made but well it’s the first one that I will post. I actually wanted to do this for a long time, before I went offline. Heck before the renovations but you know life got crazy. I did make the scrambled eggs and bacon before going offline but the quality of the pictures were horse shit and I didn’t feel like being online anymore. Anyway I made it again when I returned to the real world with responsibilities but my lazy ass decided to dump the bacon and eggs into one pan and well the bacon didn’t get all crispy and I still really hate scrambled eggs. So I figured why don’t you just start with something you actually like to eat? Mac and cheese! You already knew this because you saw the title and I’m still mucking about with the introduction.

To start off, I’m absolutely obsessed with cheese like sign me up honey but my husband loathes it. So since I always cook for us two together, I stopped adding any cheese to our food. I now only sprinkle some cheese on the top and call it a day. Growing up, both of my parents didn’t shy away from cheesy food. Its apart of me. Heck my mom and I used to fight over the cheese. We would buy a big piece of cheese for the month and cut massive slices to snack on every day. Cheese never lasted in our house but well since my husband can’t even stand to touch it, well let’s just say things are different now. I still like Mac and cheese but I only get it every few months and the recipe I follow is super simple. I tried to make fancy Mac and cheese for this challenge. Normally I just cook the pasta, spurt some mayo in and add some cheese and call it a day.

Ingredients

Pasta

3 types of cheese: old, young and mozzarella (all grated)

Italian cheese sauce for pasta

Seasoning: salt, pepper and herbs

Steps

  1. I cooked the pasta till it was minutes away from being perfectly cooked before I drained them and threw them over in a oven bowl.
  2. I then added half of the Italian cheese sauce before adding a handful and very generous amount of all the three types of cheese.
  3. You can’t forget your seasoning so I added salt, pepper and rosemary herbs before giving it a good mix.
  4. I then popped it into the oven at 180˚C for 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

It was ridiculously easy to make and tasted quite nice. I added herbs at the end and ate about half of the bowl before I hit my cheese limit for the day. In the Sims game it looked just as easy. The Sims character, let’s call her Susan, immediately moved to the oven top, threw the pasta in the pot and added the seasoning there. A few seconds later she tipped the pan over into a plate and the meal was done.

 

I figured I should rate it somehow so here goes.

Taste: 8/10 – It was just too much cheese and I don’t like the aftertaste of the sauce. I definitely won’t buy it again.

Look: 8/10 – It looked pretty damn nice in the end. Specially with the herbs at the end. Professional quality. Don’t quote me though.

How easy it is to cook: 10/10 – It’s really easy and quick to make Mac and cheese. You can definitely make this on the quick at home for dinner.

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I hope you enjoyed the first meal for this blog series. There is quite a few meals in between that’s easy and something I already make but more than half of the things I have to Google to find out what the heck they are so those should be super interesting. Oh and yes I know the pasta I used isn’t macaroni but it’s so difficult to find gluten free macaroni pasta in the supermarkets nearby. I really didn’t want to order online and pay shipping cost. Pasta is pasta in my books.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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PS. I’m sorry for the weird spacing with the one image. I literally played around trying to fix it for ten minutes and everything that normally works isn’t well working. The annoying part it looks good in the well writing part but once I publish (preview) it does this stupid space thing. Screams.

 

Good Old Fun, Sims 4 Meals

Challenge: Remaking Sims 4 Meals | Introduction and Index

I’ve mentioned my addiction to playing Sims here on website every now and again but I figured hey I should use this somehow. Maybe if I could write a few blogs about Sims it would justify all the amount of hours I’ve spend on the game. I’ve been playing Sims from the very start. My mom received the first game in a magazine and I was hooked from there. This is over ten years ago. When Sims 2 came out I was the first to purchase it. I bought all the expansion packs and dove deep into the world of Sims. The same thing happened when Sims 3 came out. My personal favorite is the Sims 3 University expansion pack. I really hope they bring it back for Sims 4! Again the process repeated, I bought Sims 4 almost immediately after it came out but at this stage of my life I was abroad as an Au pair and didn’t really have the time to spend hours playing the game. So for two years I didn’t touch the game. I only started to play it again last year and boy did I catch up! With the amount of game hours and the purchasing of expansion packs. Yes, I’m a 22 year old adult that still loves to play Sims. Fight me!

All jokes aside, Sims has always brought me great joy and by now I can say quite confidently, I know my way around the Sims game. I just love creating new Sims character and doing a challenge. I’m currently working on a drama of, wait this is quite complicated…So there is two lesbian mothers. The one is super frilly and has one daughter from her previous marriage. The other has two twin boys and she is the super cliché tomboy lesbian. The frilly lesbian is a musician and the tomboy one is a thief. (Being a thief is a great way to get a lot of money without cheat codes in Sims.) So at the moment the kids are only kids, 7-12,  but the plan is that once they’re a young adult, I’m going to have an epic love triangle. The girl and the ‘good’ twin is going to be high school sweethearts and get married and whatnot. The ‘good’ twin cheats and eventually she goes to the ‘bad’ twin and then some more drama! She is going to be a doctor. The ‘good’ twin is going to be a police officer and the ‘bad’ twin is going to follow his mom’s footsteps and become a thief. It’s super entertaining and if this was a show I would so watch it. I’m also very curious if the police officer twin will arrest his brother and mother because well they’re mob bosses.

So minus creating a story line and playing it out with Sims, I love watching them cook and bake in the game. I always zoom right in to check it out. It has always just fascinated me and it’s almost soothing. One day while I was trying to write a blog and playing Sims in between, I got the idea. Hey you should totally make what they’re making in the game! It should be a fun challenge and I haven’t seen anyone else do it. If they did, I still want to do it because how fun would it be? AND SO THIS BLOG SERIES WAS BORN! And yes that’s right. You read those capital letters correctly. Blog series.

So for those who don’t know. In Sims 4 you have 10 levels of normal cooking skill and 10 levels (I think. I haven’t gotten so far yet.) in gourmet cooking. You also have 10 levels (Again I think. I have yet to get so far with the character I created just for this challenge.) of baking.

I’m going to start off this series with the normal cooking and then eventually climb all the levels. Level 10 has a turkey dinner. I’m not even sure I can find a turkey in the Netherlands. There will be three series in total. I’m obviously going to start with Level 1. I’m not going to necessarily do them all in order as they appear in the Sims game. There is four cakes in level 1 and I need to pace those out. I don’t want to be wasteful. I’m going to try to complete two of the ‘meals’ per month. Wait on second thought I think I will upload one meal every three weeks. Otherwise it’s always going to be meal, something else, meal, something else, meal. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sound so exciting to me. Every three weeks sounds so much better. This way it’s meal, something else, something else, meal. It’s a bit more stretched out and keeps things exciting.

For some of the meals I’m going to use my own cooking knowledge and make it up as I go but for others I will find a recipe online and go from there. I mean some of the things I’m not even sure what it is. Ideally I want to make all the meals gluten free so I can personally try them but for some that might not work out. I mean I can bake a normal cake for Onno’s work so then I won’t bother to make it gluten free. I also don’t want to eat the franks and beans whatever that is from level 1. I will definitely see as I go and make adjustments where needed.

This blog will be a starting point almost. I will always link all the blogs to every meal from all the different levels down below. I really hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I’m going to.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!

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Normal Cooking

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LEVEL 1