I've been really dialing it in lately. We've eaten a lot of baked potatoes, thanks to 99¢ bags from Kwik Trip and my microwave. We had frozen pizza one night and last night, a frozen bag of orange chicken and rice. Chili, I stretched to both leftovers and a simple macaroni meal. I used boxed mac and cheese. We have no kids, teens, or college kids in the house. Just lazy lack of motivation in the kitchen me. We only did take out once though, but mostly because that would have been effort!
I'll get my cooking mojo back, maybe after the long weekend. I have side dishes to bring both Thursday and Saturday, requiring more than opening cans or bags. That's a start. This is where I miss having a family to cook for. It might have gotten overwhelming, but there were ideas. With just two of us, we have so many leftovers. With me wanting to eat earlier than DH is often home, I'd be fine eating toast, soup, or cheese and crackers with a piece of fruit. DD1 will stay over tonight so I'm going to make spaghetti with mushrooms and sauce from the freezer made with her tomatoes. I'm looking forward to that. Beats Monday's toastie dogs and homemade fries.
|Toastie Dogs - Not Weiner Wings!|
** For those not familiar with toastie dogs, they're a hotdog and cheese, baked wrapped in a slice of bread. It was a school cafeteria staple of my childhood. Link to a Pinterest version.