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!
- Hamburger Cake
Scrambled Eggs with bacon and toast
Mac and cheese
Pan de muerto (“Bread of the Dead”)
Franks and beans
- Garden salad
- Vegetable dumblings — (added when Susan reached Level 9)
- Spookie Cookies
- Tofu Tacos
- Winter Cake
- Chips And Salsa
- Eggs And Toast
- Fish Tacos
- Faux BLT