I can not find the desire or drive to cook. I really don’t even want to bother with eating at this point, it is such a hassle!
So I have been trying really hard to find new things to cook, but they all look either to time consuming have too many ingredients or it is just to damn hot for me to turn the oven and stove on.
Everything I make is basically chicken, cheese and pasta. I love summer, but I realized this year that my cooking really goes downhill in the summer. I just don’t want to take the time. Rant. Rant. Rant. Listen to me complain…..
Sigh, get over it girl. I am grateful that I have the ability to make my family food, and to feed them. (but really I just want to feed them fall-spring and have someone else do it in the summer. Is that really too much to ask?)
Remember that time I used to plan my meals for the week?
Yeah, I miss it too….
OK, what happened to June? In fact, what happened to the first half of the year? I am not exactly sure how we just celebrated the 4th of July, because I am still in denial of the fact that it is July.
It has been unseasonably warm this year in the Pacific Northwest. Typically we have a pretty rainy spring, and don’t get above 90 degrees until after the 4th of July. This year it happened in June, and for the weeks now we have been hovering close to the 100 degree mark. Never reaching it, but getting close.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, but it does make for some serious feet dragging come dinner time. The last thing I want to do is stand in my already hot kitchen and turn on something hotter to make my kitchen hotter just to feed my family. I know, I know….
It also makes it really hard for me to want to plan meals, or think about meals, or cooking….can’t we just grill hamburgers and hot-dogs all summer long? I guess we can alternate some chicken in there sometimes.
But really, if I am gonna be honest with you, my real issues is that I am not home. My mom has a pool and lives two miles from my house….
So when the temps get above 90 where do you think I am going to be spending those days? Or she will call me at work and tell me she picked my kids up from the sitters to bring them to her house to go swimming and everyone is going to BBQ at her house. Works out great for me, but then I get in a no-cooking-no-grocery-shopping-rut.
Now I am out of everything and need to make dinner tonight. So easy sandwiches is on the plan after a trip to store. The rest of the week will be oven free and made with minimal heat.
First we had family in town, and then we got sick and Sid got pink eye and I got super sick and things just spiraled out of control. The thought of planning meals was horrible, but then coming home and having nothing planned was worse.
Yesterday we spent the day fishing with the boys and got home late and were dirty and tired. But I knew I needed to sit down and figure out what we are going to do about dinner next week. Especially since the boys basically ate pickles and Cheetos yesterday.
My boys love pickles
Menu Plan 6/15-6/21
Mon: unsure if we will be home for dinner, and I still need to go to the store