When it comes to cooking for myself, I’d decided a long time ago that I would work on being healthy, but still allow a little bit of fun food into my life.
Plus, I’m one of those people, you know, the kind who thoroughly enjoys cooking. If I can muster enough energy at the end of a long shift, then it seems perfectly reasonable to go all out and make a big meal. Not because I’m hungry necessarily – most of the time I don’t eat the food then, but rather for lunches during the rest of the week – but because cooking while listening to an audiobook is downright delightful.
This means my eating currently has three very different modes:
1. I treat myself and splurge to eat pizza pockets or a frozen pot pie, etc… (this doesn’t happen often, but is a lot of fun when I decide to do it)
2. I eat a meal consisting of mostly one thing – think sautéed asparagus, stir-fried Brussels sprouts, or a baggie of various fresh veggies
3. And, last but not least of all, I make a meal that – in a tiny kitchen – takes an hour or two of work. This is a lot more common than I had anticipated and has filled my fridge with delights such as Tikka Masala, Stuffed Grape Leaves, and other such delicious foods
This delight of cooking without the benefit of having multiple family members around to partake of the outcome has made me realize I really need to find someone with which to share my food. So, Project Share The Food has been my launched by yours truly and some of my co-workers are getting to try dishes they’ve never had before. 😉
On the plus side, having so much fun cooking means that I really don’t have a desire to eat out. I mean, why pay someone to make the food when that’s the best part of the process?
I’ve also come to the conclusion that I like to buy spices like some girls like to buy shoes. But, on the plus side, you can use a multitude of spices at the same time when you can really only wear one pair of shoes at once. And spices are a lot less expensive than shoes. Plus, if we want the winning argument, then I think we can all agree that spices taste far better than shoes ever could. 😉
As I’ve been writing this post I’ve been enjoying a delightful breakfast of stuffed grape leaves dipped in plain yogurt – so delicious. I’m about ready to pack my lunch which will probably consist of a stirfry, and then I’m off to work. I hope y’all are having a delightful day!
Would you rather eat a meal, or prepare it?