Yet Again … I’m Doing It All Wrong
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I read an article today in the News & Observer about the “ten habits of happy cooks” — things that people who like to cook have in common.
Do I do any of these things?
Uh, no. I do not.
I do like to cook, though, so I just wanted to put up a short post to say that if, like me, you are unable to make a meal plan, think ahead, keep a running shopping list, and clean while you go (that last one especially kills me, it just does not happen in my life), there is still hope.
My solution is to keep things really simple.
Figure out a few things you like and just make those things. Pick things that are reasonably healthy, that are affordable to you, that you (and the people you are feeding, if you are feeding people other than yourself) are willing to eat on a regular basis, and that are easy to make and easy to clean up.
Things you make frequently are always going to be easier because you don’t have to think so much about them. It also makes shopping easier because you can narrow your focus to the things you usually buy.
When you get sick of eating the same thing, stop making that thing and find something else that is equally good/cheap/ healthy/easy.
And that is my solution. It seems easier than trying to be organized. That just feels like a losing battle.