I like to cook.
Well, at least I used to.
I have something to admit.
I haven't done much cooking lately.
I have felt uninspired, lazy, tired, and unmotivated in the cooking department.
It's just so much WORK!
The planning, the preperation, the clean-up, especially the clean-up.
I cooked dinner tonight, and it was pretty good. I made fajita chicken and cheese quesadillas. The thing is though, that the girls weren't here. When they are here, which is almost all the time, of course, I don't feel able to cook. I am consumed by them, and drained by them. I love them, but they don't make preparing a meal easy, or sometimes even possible. We've eaten more frozen pizza in the last few months than i care to admit. We've also spent WAY to much money at food establishments. At the beginning of this summer, I had every intention of preparing yummy, healthy meals for my family. I had lunch, snack, and dinner plans. I'm not sure where those plans are now, or what has happened to them, maybe the new puppy ate them.
At least he had food.
I'm feeling very convicted (by God and my hubby!) about our poor and expensive eating habits. So, I have decided to issue myself a challenge. Make dinner 7 nights in a row. Real food, not frozen, pre-made dinners. Shocking, I know, but necessary. I plan to begin my week of cooking on monday. Like I said at the beginning, I do like to cook. I'm a huge Rachael Ray fan. So, hopefully I can channel her and actually enjoy cooking for my family this week.
My other problem is lunch. I just don't enjoy lunch at home. But i'm not enjoying spending $15+ a day at fast food places either. Not to mention the fact that it is sooo not healthy! I do make my kids get the apple dippers most of the time, but I'm thinkin' thats not enough. So, I'm asking for help! What do you and your kids eat for lunch at home? When we do eat lunch at home it's usually peanut butter or turkey sandwiches, or mac-n-cheese, sometimes we have soup. I'm just bored! So, now I've sent out my SOS, and hopefully tomorrow I'll have some ideas and inspiration so I can make a grocery list!