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Monday, April 11, 2016

For many years I've said to myself, why do I have to cook every night and what can I do to make it easier. I think I may have finally realized that cooking isn't all that bad when you do it the right way.

Yesterday I sat down with some of the spark recipes I've wanted to try as well as a new cookbook I have with recipes that use all natural ingredients. I made a tentative menu for the next 10 days and a grocery list of things I would need. Imagine when I went to the store today how much easier it was to just buy the things on my list rather than wander through and pick things out randomly.

Tonight we had fish tacos with grilled tilapia and a cole slaw/honey mustard dressing that were very good, and very easy. I also made a warm Spicy Black Bean dip that was amazing - we had that with white corn chips. I am just full and actually feel pretty good. And while I was cleaning up after dinner (I'm rather new to "cooking from scratch" so I make quite a mess) I thought - what an excellent way to get in some extra exercise. A win/win for me!

I think for so many years of my life I had to cook for 7 people while holding down a very demanding full-time job and it just got away from me. So once everyone left and I stopped working I just believed that I hated to cook. Imagine my surprise when I finally realized that cooking can actually be fun - especially if it turns out the way tonight's dinner did.
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    Thanks for sharing. My problem is that my husband doesn't want to try anything new.
    So that is rather disheartening.
    1574 days ago
    Yes you get a good butt work out right at the sink!
    1574 days ago
    I cook at home every meal, but because I only cook for me, I make things in bulk. I have stuff in the freezer and have salad stuff for three or four days all cut up. I just made my morning muffins today, and love to know everything that i am eating.

    I do think that cooking when you are not having to feed your flock is more enjoyable. You were probably really busy, rushing home to make sure they got fed. I remember those days well.

    Those fish tacos sound great. I am going to look up a recipe for those.

    Spark on.
    1574 days ago
    i love pre planning my meals and taking lists to the grocery store. our grocery chain has a place where you can do a shopping list which gives you everything aisle by aisle. I use it on wed morning to see what is on sale and play meals accordingly

    saves so much money and time
    1574 days ago
    SparkRecipes rock!

    My hubby is the cook in the family . . . and he has adapted his cooking to take advantage of the great Spark recipes . . . . and no loss in flavor or beautiful display whatsoever.

    And as MISS1528 says, it's all about portion control
    1574 days ago
  • MISS1528
    Portion control is truly the hardest part.if you get that and eat mostly clean. You got this!
    1574 days ago
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