Confession: I hate to cook
Don’t get me wrong. I love to cook… except when I don’t.
And when I don’t, my feelings are middling at best. At worst, I avert my eyes from the stove as I pass through the kitchen, as if it were that guy outside of the grocery store asking me for money “for a drug-free community”.
But no matter how I feel about cooking, I love eating. Good food. Which often leads to eating out or getting take out (too) frequently (I’m ashamed to admit just how often). This creates several problems:
- It’s expensive.
- It’s not all that healthy.
- I get cranky about dinner because I don’t want to eat take out. But I don’t want to cook either. So this leaves me in an emotional conundrum (aka cranky).
- And etc… the list goes on. But you get the idea.
So I decided it is time to kiss and make up… with my stove.
[Update: originally I had embedded this clip of Fred Astaire singing "Let's Kiss and Make Up" to Audrey Hepburn in the movie Funny Face, but the video is no longer available on Youtube, so here is a link in case you're wanting a little Fred Astaire-pick-me-up.]
It shouldn’t be so hard to cook dinner at home. So I’m taking a simplified approach, and redefining what “dinner” means for us while also injecting some creativity. There may be some grilled cheese sandwiches in my future, but most nights I hope I can do better than that.
What about you?
How do you deal with the dinner-blahs? Do you create weekly meal plans?
Let me know in the comments!