I have been very unmotivated in the cooking department lately. As a matter of fact, I actually almost let some ground beef go bad because I didn’t feel like cooking it.
I was trying to muster up some motivation this morning and remembered this post that I had written to encourage myself during a previous slump:
Confession: I am a culinary loser.
Honestly when I think about cooking I envision an old black and white horror film involving stainless steel pots and pans with the Psycho music playing in the background. Okay, not really, but I have to say that cooking is not my favorite thing. Being the mom of four hungry children, however, I realize that I do have to provide something for them to eat. [Click here to read the rest of this article.]
I hate how long it takes to cook rice and beans from scratch but I LOVE how much money I save when I do, and I have a rice cooker which helps a LOT, so whenever I feel inspired to cook some up I always completely fill it up and put the leftovers in portioned out bags and freeze them, they are easy to thaw out in a pot of hot water if I forget to take them out the night before if I leave them in their bags and my family never notices a difference.
I have a big cooker so one big pot will feed my family for at least 5 meals and quite often more since I add much smaller amounts to soups or stuffed meats and veggies.
me too, something about summer brings out the worst! 🙂 I couldn’t even make myself take out the chicken out of the freezer yesterday! (defrosting meat is like your rice thing. If i don’t do it the night before, we’re not eating meat!) Silly, I know. But I relate.
Cereal, sandwiches and lettuce/tomato salads to the rescue! and maybe a noodle if I can make myself fill the pot! 😉
I know exactly what you mean about defrosting the meat. We don’t have a microwave so taking it out of the freezer the night before and putting it into the fridge is imperative.