Ugh! The dreaded question that has haunted all of us at one point of time. What to cook for dinner?
My answer: I DON’T KNOW. Usually my dinners are created in the 9th hour. I open my fridge, stare, go into my pantry and stare some more. This last for a couple of minutes until the dinner fairy comes and blesses me with a quick, easy, semi-healthy dinner idea.
Now before I had my daughter it wasn’t uncommon for me to eat a bowl of cereal for dinner. When I was in twenties I could afford to eat sugary goodness as a meal supplement. I mean yes, I did cook but we’ve all had those days when a bowl of Frosted Flakes will satisfy anyone’s hunger. Nowadays my daughter expects to pick through a full course meal and devour dessert on a nightly basis.
I’ve tried to plan my meals for the week but usually that goes downhill at the planning part. I’m pretty good at thinking of at least two weekly meals. The struggle is real coming up with ideas for the rest of the week.
We all have busy lives. Whether you work or stay at home, there is always something to do. My weekday consists of working eight-hour days, picking my daughter up from school, chauffeuring her to some activity, homework, dinner, and prepping for the next day.
To alleviate my stress, I often peruse Pinterest for meal ideas. Once I find a few recipes I want to try, I make a grocery list. Seems simple enough right? I then embark on my weekly adventure to the grocery store. Get to the store and guess what? I forget the damn list at home. Now I haven’t a clue of what I need to make these immaculate dishes Pinterest swears will only take 30 minutes. Tagging along is my dramatic 6-year-old who distracts me with her whining, asks (1,000 times) to drive the cart and moans and groans at whatever it is I select. I somehow manage to purchase a cart full of groceries. I get home only to be too tired to cook whatever it is that I bought. Anyone else have this problem?
Nonetheless, dinner is created every night!
So tonight, tomorrow, or any day that you’re racking your brain thinking of what to cook for dinner. Just know I’m right there with ya!