I am sitting here at work on my lunch break eating leftovers and decided to blog about my thoughts on cooking. This morning while cooking my breakfast to bring to work I looked in the ‘fridge and noticed the leftovers. Leftover spaghetti from Monday evening, left over yellow rice from last week, and left over meatballs from…a few weeks ago (yes…a few weeks ago). The first thought that popped into my head was “This is why I do not like to cook!”.
Ok, for those of you who do not follow me on YouTube I have a little background information for you. My 18-year-old daughter moved back in with me in July of 2010. From May 2009 to July 2010 she lived with her father’s family in South Carolina and realized that the grass was not greener on that side.
While she was away I learned to cook for two people: myself and my boyfriend. He is not picky at all and will eat grilled chicken breast, grilled tilapia, sautéed shrimp, scallops, tortelloni, and some other foods with a side of fresh veggies or some canned veggies. We would always have just enough food for dinner and one serving that I could take to work for lunch. It worked out perfect and I did not have to deal with “pickyness”. We would maybe eat something out once every two weeks and that is it. So when my daughter returned things changed.
When she returned she was not happy with our menu so we tried to add more variety. I had to learn to cook for 3 people and now it has gotten to a point where we order out more (such as: Jimmy Johns Subs, Dominos Pizza, Chinese, Chili’s, Applebees) because no one besides me will cook or no one will eat the left overs! The spaghetti in my fridge…I have been bringing a serving to work daily and I am tired of it.
I am not sure of what to do about this. Should I just cook for myself and let my boyfriend and daughter fend for themselves? Surely this is one of the reason’s that my “health” and fitness journey is pretty hindered now. Who knows….anyway I just really wanted to vent about the situation. I am sure this is not an interesting post but I love that I have a blog and I can just write about what I want. No offense 🙂