I came to a realization: I don't think I am EVER going to LOVE cooking.
I've REALLY tried! I've subscribes to magazines, I've gone to cooking shows, I've watched the food network, I've asked my amazing friends (the one's that don't use recipes), I've even made cooking GOALS! BUT still - I just don't really enjoy COOKING!
But as we ALL tell our kids - "just because we don't LIKE something, doesn't mean we don't have to DO it!
I know it must be done - for many reasons:
- I feel like a better mom when I have dinner on the table for my family!
I have four hungry boys that look to me for food each night (although truthfully - most evenings they seem to prefer COLD CEREAL!)
- I feel like a better wife when I make dinner!
My hubby goes to work everyday with out a complaint. (And I am a stay-at-home mom - I REALLY ought to get dinner on the table for my sweetie whenever I can)
- I save money when I cook!
- We eat healthier too!
SO Here's how I conquer the "I really don't like to cook" blues"
Sometimes I use the crockpot -Love this post from vt'ing HERE
I like to dabble in freezer cooking - Love this computer program HERE
"PICK-a-CAN-Nights" are a HIT with my kiddos ( everyone picks a can of soup or ....from the pantry)
I bought my Hubby a Barbecue for Father's Day! :0)
I really LOVE leftover nights - everyone gets a microwaveable plate and spoons out what they want from the leftovers and warms the goodies up!
And don't forget...Pizza Nights every Friday - this isn't as expensive as it sounds - we rotate - frozen, take and bake, English muffin pizza's, home-made, ...
How do you conquer the no-cook blues?