I used to love to cook. I didn't mind spending a few hours prepping and putting together yummy meals. I didn't care if I had to run to the store to pick up one or two things. I could look into my fridge, grab a few ingredients and whip up this awesome meal. Now I would rather pluck all my eyelashes out. With tweezers.
Looking at a chicken breast no longer gives me inspiration. It gives me hives. I dread putting Jack in the car just to pick up one or two things at the store. I buy the same ingredients and make the same boring dishes. It doesn't help matters that I can be slightly picky. Not picky like I won't eat this or that food. Picky as in I want to eat a certain thing but I have no idea what that certain thing is but I must eat it and only it. I try looking for new recipes online and in my cookbooks, but then my grocery bill goes through the roof since I have to buy the $7 spice just to use like 1/4tsp. And I am more of a wing it kinda girl. I'm not so much into measuring things. But I'll gladly take suggestions of new dinners, even if I do have to measure.
Bobby has it so easy. He gets to go to work for 14+ hours a day and come home and dinner is magically in front of him. No thinking or chasing a baby involved. I wish dinner would magically appear for me. I thought the delivery of our farmbox would help dinner magically appear, but that hasn't happened yet. What the heck am I paying $26.75 for anyway??
I also want to eat healthier. We actually eat fairly healthy, but I want to incorporate more whole grains. I made a yummy quinoa salad for our dinner last night. It was southwestern flavored with nectarines, grilled corn, tomatoes, green onions, and a honey-lime vinegarette. Randomly I get the inspiration...
Part of my problem is the grocery stores fault. None of the grocery stores around here live up to my expectations. I don't really blame them for that, afterall, who can really compare to Wegmans anyway? I used to get so many great groceries at Weg's. I would spend hours shopping and always leave feeling so accomplished and happy. I leave Kroger or Publix trying to figure out what the heck I just spent $100 on... Everything in Wegmans is just perfect. They make it so easy to shop for meals. I am so excited to go home in August and walk around a real grocery store. I swear, anyone who has been to a Wegman's feels the same way I do, I am not crazy, repeat, I am not crazy.
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