I have been avoiding the kitchen A LOT lately! Mainly because I haven’t felt the desire to cook, but I’m missing my creative outlet…ie…Cooking. It allows me to create and satisfy others at the same time…what could be better?
I find that now that I’m returning to the Kitchen…I am very impatient. I am an impatient cook. Just like everything else in life…I want my dinner done NOW. So I’m noticing that I put the heat too high, or I don’t allow enough cooking time. I have to learn to be more patient in the kitchen.
Our meal planning system is still only so-so. We really need a list of meals we cook on a regular basis and we need it posted on the fridge. That way grocery day (Now Wednesday) is easy! Easy is good after a long day at work 🙂 I just got the list started by adding dishes that we cook using ground beef. I can also note flavors, spices, or dishes that we don’t like, so I have a quick reminder of what new dishes to stay away from.
- Spaghetti & meat sauce
So what am I making tonight? My Pa’s famous meatloaf recipe with a couple of extra ingredients: garlic and worcestershire sauce. I’m not making just one…I’m making two 🙂 We are having company and one wasn’t going to be enough. The meatloaf is in the oven and will be ready in an hour. I am looking forward to tasting the results, and what I need to do is sit back, be patient, and enjoy my Beer….