My favorite to cook is some sort of pasta dish. It can be lasagna or a simple (insert type of pasta, e.g., rigatoni, vermicelli, or spaghetti) and meat sauce with ground beef or turkey. There are so many options to take.
The challenge for me is getting the pasta to be al dente. The right amount of firmness can make or break the dish so I have to give it constant attention or just remember to set my timer when I’m cooking.
Also cleaning up the pots, pans, and plates are so critical to me. A clean sink is indicative of self discipline and mastering the kitchen. The meal is not complete until all the dishes and silverware have been cleaned and set to dry.