My Drunk Kitchen is a YouTube series in which creator Hannah Hart gets drunk and attempts to make food. The videos are hilarious and punny, but they’re chock-full of life advice as well. That combination makes you want to keep watching, even when her meals turn out less than stellar.
I watched each of the over 40 episodes from 2015. All in one day. Since y’all probably have lives and no time for that, I made a list of the most important lessons I learned. Not all of them are serious, but they’re all seriously helpful.
With that in mind, let’s begin.
1. Support your microwave
In a touching moment with Rosanna Pansino, Hannah reminded all of us to accept our microwaves — and our friends — for all the time they take to get the job done. Show your microwave some love with these recipes.
2. Measuring is optional
And if you don’t have an ingredient or a tool, there’s usually a way around it.
3. Things don’t always go as expected
This is basically the moral of the whole show. Her stuff never turns out quite right, but she makes things work out in the end.
4. Gender roles suck
The episodes “Macho Gazpacho” and “Pop Tart” are all about gender roles and how they can negatively affect people. She goes pretty in depth, so I suggest watching these two to get the full meaning.
5. Alcoholic Oreos are terrible
“Imagine vodka toothpaste in an Oreo.” See, now you don’t even have to try them. But if you can’t resist the temptation, you can make yours like this.
6. Don’t be an unpopped kernel
Don’t sit back and watch while others pop and achieve their potential. Get out there and live. Help your popcorn reach its full potential with these upgrades.
7. Life goes on
“Nothing ever really dies, it just gets changed into different energy and lives forever.” That’s… Surprisingly comforting.
8. Don’t cook while you’re drunk.
If you’re like Hannah, you will burn yourself, expose yourself to salmonella, and make food that’s just not as good as it should be. But if you do mess up, try one of these quick fixes, or just order in.