Updates and Confessions

July 16, 2009 at 8:22 am 2 comments

Two and a half weeks into my new life as married woman, Massachusetts resident (though technically not official yet) and head cook of the household, I’m not doing as well as I thought I’d be.  I have a couple legit reasons for this and a lot of mediocre excuses.

I haven’t been eating very well.   Lunch has generally remained vegetarian (though not necessecarily healthy: I had tortilla chips with cheese and salsa as my entire lunch the other day) and I’ve had some vegetarian meals for dinner, but I feel like more meat has appeared on our plates than I intended.  But meat is easy: you only have to heat up a ham steak or a keilbasa.  Anything involving vegetables or beans or most grains requires more prep than that.  And sometimes I don’t feel like cooking.  (Side note: My Man does, has and will cook if I ask him to…or if I’m asleep at dinner time, which has happened…but I’m supposed to be the one all excited to do so)

I didn’t expect planning meals and cooking to be as draining and difficult as it is.  I was so excited to cook a week’s worth of meals, but it’s so much more work than just cooking one dish and eating it for lunch all week.  It’s a lot of effort to pour throught the supermarket fliers and try to find the best deals.  I have a small collection of cookbooks I love and a binder of miscellaneous recipes I want to try.   Yet it’s easier to make things I’ve made before or that I know my Man likes than to try something new.  Actually, that’s a pretty lame excuse.

I want to cook.  I want to maintain this blog.  I want to eat healthier than I have been.  I need to start working out…at least walking…again.  I think it’s primarily a matter of getting into routine: finding out what works, what doesn’t, what ingredients are great but not too expensive, remembering that I really do love cooking and being in the kitchen.

Goals:

-Find more quick, easy, delicious and healthy (because a big pot of pasta every night is not healthy) vegetarian recipes

-Make recipes using the ingredients we already have

-Limit dinners with meat to once or twice a week

-Go for a walk every day

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2 Comments

  • 1. Matt  |  July 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Belated congratulations on your marriage! I’ve been on vacation and very busy before that, so not much blog reading…

    Sorry to hear that your cooking and exercise life isn’t where you want it to be, but give yourself a break. You just got married!
    You’ll fall into a routine again soon, and I’m sure (since you’re conscious of it) everything will straighten out again. I found it easier to eat and exercise once I was married, since being married meant going out less. Not a knock on marriage, just the facts :)

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