The sun was really dragging it's feet this morning... I was irritated, I waited, and waited and waited. I looked out the window and stared into the gloomy juney sky and I thought maybe I could see a hint of blue peering through... but it was just wishful thinking...
just my imagination.
No blue.. no yellow... just gray. boo.
"This is not okay sun!" I said, out loud "not okay". I looked down at my list of my Monday to-do's and let out a sigh... I just couldn't muster up the motivation, nope... not without my sunshine. Like Spinach to Popeye or Pixie Dust to Tinkerbell, I need the sun to be on my A-game. I just do.
It finally showed up at noon. woo-twirl...
Totally changing Subjects... I love food, eggs benedict, mashed potatoes... cupcakes. It's no mystery. However... I confess... I possess no culinary skillz :( Well none that I have discovered yet really. My mom on the other hand is an incredible cook. She even butters toast to perfection... it's like magic, I don't know how she does it. Maybe it's the special butter knife that she found at a garage sale years ago... I wish I could find one.
Honestly, cooking intimidates me... mainly cause it includes me having to go to the grocery store, which means I have to make decisions "Prego vs. Ragu" "Digiorno vs. Red Baron"... hard decisions. And then there are recipes with those ingredients from a foreign land that I've never heard of?! Oh and then the timing situation... making sure that everything is done at the same time and hasn't burned or gone cold. Oh and portions, did I make enough or what do I do with all this extra food?! Yeah no... Left-overs always end up in the back of the fridge while they evolve into a scary monster, which then I spend the next three to six months procrastinating a very uncomfortable confrontation. Ya see, this is why my comfort zone includes about 3 dishes: spagetti, stoffers lasagna & frozen pizza... oh and cheese crisps. Sometimes I will even throw a salad in there to mix things up. Woo... I know... don't you feel bad for Dave? I do.
We go out to eat WAY to much, mainly because of how busy we are, and how often I am out of town. And I won't lie, going out to eat is kinda my favorite, but it is starting to loose it's sparkle, and really it isn't the healthiest choice. Not to mention it's expensive. So this week I am challenging myself to cook four meals at home. I even got out the Crock Pot... I am serious here.
So heres where you come in, if you've got a great recipe, or can suggest a helpful website or blog that will give me some good ideas then please do share!!! Do you believe in me?!
Yes! I can do it! I can make un-frozen foods!!
PS- Actually... my Chocolate chip cookies are pretty tasty. I have always said that if the music thing doesn't work out I would have a back-up... "Brookies Cookies"