3 responses to “I admit, sometimes this is me.”

  1. MayTen

    I read more cookbooks. And start the cycle all over again.

  2. Liz Anderson

    I've been there! The thing that I found snapped me out of it (besides really having to stop spending so much on dining out) was planning the week's meals and giving myself a little leeway to stray (to a kids eat free night at California Tortilla or some such).

    I go through my Cooking Lights, my new WW cookbook, my Relish subscription, and I put together 4-5 dinners I can get jazzed about – and, ideally, some of which already have ingredients in the house. Then I put the shopping list together and get the stuff I need all at once.

    Leftovers make good work lunches or unplanned dinners/weekend lunches, and we've only really ever fallen flat a few times. (I think that's due to the fact that we're using fairly tried and true recipes rather than experimenting from scratch.) Sometimes I'll venture into the land of Putting Something Together From All This Crap In The Fridge, but I find the crap in the fridge is streamlined much more for my planning ahead.

    There are still nights where we just can't face cooking, and we bail and go out, but they are so much fewer and farther between than they used to be.

  3. debbie koenig

    @MayTen, I'm so with you on that. Also cooking magazines–my favorite bedside reading.

    @Liz, what terrific tips! I'm big on Putting Something Together From All This Crap In The Fridge (quite a few blog posts are born that way, in fact).

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