I’M a little bit ashamed, but also kind of relieved. I’m weighed down with a complex contradiction of emotions that has split me down the middle.
I didn’t want to cook yesterday.
I mean, not as in forever, just dinner. And just last night. But it felt awful.
You’re probably wondering why the drama, but for me this is uncharted territory. You see since I first started cooking 25 years ago I have always loved it. I mean, every day kind of loved it. Even when it was just peeling spuds or cooking sausage sizzle for the football team. Long hours, burnt fingers, cuts and too much coffee? Love it.
But last night I just couldn’t be bothered. I was exhausted, and a little bit spent.
Apparently most people get that feeling from time to time, or even more often, and that’s something I really didn’t appreciate. So if that’s the case then it’s probably about time that we developed a good strategy for meals when the enthusiasm just isn’t there. Here’s three tips: 1. Relax, it’s just one meal. Worst case scenario the kids have cereal. Really, it’s not the end of the world, give yourself a break. 2. Ope Open the fridge and let your tea team help themselves. I bet the they’re more capable than you give them credit for. Perh Perhaps they’ll still need a li little help, but that’s still less arduous that a full scale me meal, right? 3. If y you are going to insist on co cooking, then scale it righ right back. Go for a rec recipe you know inside an and out, something th that you can always nail, like bolognese, simply change one thing to make it seem like a whole new m meal. Bingo, that last o one’s great. Beef bolognese becomes tur turkey bolognese and you you’re a hero even thou though you’d have rathe rather ditched the lot of them t to Netflix and chill. Nice on one, now, where’s that bottle o opener?
Go for a recipe you know inside and out ... like bolognese