Monday, February 4, 2008

Day 35 - Monday 4th February

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" - Harriet van Horne

I love to cook – probably comes from my love of eating!!! I am not particularly good at cooking – except for my Chilli!!!! I find my problem is finding the time to do it. I work 4 days a week and by the time I get home it is after 6pm and so too late to start cooking from scratch. On a weekend, we tend to have lunch out somewhere, normally Costas and so we tend not to have to eat in the evenings.
I try to plan the week’s meals in advance but it seems that we eat the same old things week in, week out. I struggle to think of new things to cook. Supermarkets make everything so easy for the customer nowadays, that I ashamed to admit that I even buy ready prepared vegetables and I buy ready made mashed potato that just needs whacking into the microwave.
Tonight’s dinner is ready prepared potato slices that just go into the oven, ready made chicken Kievs (also go into the oven) with carrot batons that have already been washed, peeled and cut by some kind person for Tesco and so can just go straight into the pan. Quick and easy and whilst it is cooking I can get on with making the sandwiches etc. The rest of the meals for the week are bangers and mash (already made), lamb and mint pie (already made) with mash (bought 2 packs!!!), sweet and sour chicken with the sauce out of a jar – just add chicken. What a bad person I am!
Zoë then makes everything even harder as she seems to refuse to eat anything I cook. So tonight she will eat the carrots, with some pasta and some chicken dipper things. The rest of the week will be ready made things too. I worry about what she eats and the salt content etc but I just don’t have time to cook everything from scratch for her, then for her not to eat it and for me to throw it away. Yet she will go to Grandma’s and eat everything put in front of her!!

Little monkey!!!


Kay said...

That's children for you, they are very contrary. Never mind they grow beautifully regardless.

knitkath said...

Kids are kids, they eat what they need and still flourish! Don't beat yourself up about it!

willowthewysp said...

My children are the same:)