Good food to eat doesn't have to be difficult.
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.