Sunday, August 17, 2008


In recent months, preparing meals has been overwhelmingly hard. Making food, however, doesn't seem like a big deal.

I don't know if I'm putting too much pressure on myself to have a nice, organized, pretty, appetizing meal. I don't know if I'm just thinking that I need to keep coming up with new ideas instead of being okay with recycling the same meal 2-4 times per month. But whatever it is, hamburgers or pizza or roasted vegetables or salad or fried eggs or tuna salad or burritoes don't stress me at all. But neither do I consider them meals.

Somehow I have to elevate these foods (especially when they come alongside 2-3 veggie side-dishes) to MEAL-status.


  1. 2-3 veggie side dishes? Hmmm... Throw a quick cheese sauce on one of the veggies, and serve the "side" dishes with whole wheat bread, butter, and boiled eggs.

    Perfect El-cheapo summer meal, in my book. Extra bonus points for having three proteins but no meat. :)

  2. Funny reading as I have to think about food again at our house. (Since it is Philip's last big meal here, I should probably do something). I try to have a nice "meal" maybe 3 times a week...the other days we have food, things like you suggested. It is waaaay too much for me to do it all, so this is thing that doesn't get done like it could be done. But that doesn't mean it is bad, because there are things to eat that are easier to make and still nutritious. Does that make any sense? On days I am not tired, staying home, and have the time, I gladly make real food. On the other days, when I am running here and there, trying to run a "school" and really busy I have no problem giving the burritoes...and they don't seem to mind, as long as there is some kind of food in front of them. I vote for elevating these foods to meals. :)