Monday, February 8, 2010

Kitchen Malaise

I've lost the will to cook. I've been puttering around the kitchen, looking for the easiest thing. I've been making burgers. Plain rice. Canned soup. Blah blah blah.

Part of this is from dieting. When you're dieting, you're limited. When you're limited, you're bored. So I'm bored. And I'm tired. And I just don't feel like cooking.

But my husband makes me cook anyway.

Like yesterday. We made a middle eastern potato something. I didn't eat it. I had nachos instead. My excuse? Superbowl Sunday, though we didn't watch the Superbowl. I put it on the TV for about a minute, just for show. Then I watched the Ace of Cakes marathon. But I didn't get up and make a cake. I just watched other people do it.

Ian liked the potato thing though. It had saffron in it. Coriander. Turmeric. Onion, potatoes. That kind of thing. It was very yellow. So was my nacho cheese.

1 comment:

  1. I watch the Food Network for inspiration when I get in the doldrums. (It's rather lonely cooking for one with the SO being deployed.)

    What about a simple, roast chicken? A really great recipe for "engagement chicken" was on Ina Garten's show (I think). I forgot the whole head of garlic when I made it, but I melted two tablespoons of butter and mixed it with garlic powder and put it in the cavity to substitute. I used red onions for a bit of punch, even though they made the sauce a little stronger than I would have liked.

    Your blog has inspired me to want to learn how to cook lamb. It's such a delicious meat, but it's so difficult to find at a local market, especially if it's not around Easter!

    I've also got a good recipe for pizza dough if you want to make your own pizza (it can also be a focaccio bread recipe). Just email me or send me a message on Facebook.

    -Rachel Neff