Monday, July 8, 2013

Five Things That Inspire Me to Cook ... When I Do Not Feel Like Cooking (an introduction)



Do you ever ...

               *get in a cooking rut?

               *wait until 5:00 to see if there is
                 anything in your pantry or 
                 refrigerator that you could 
                 possibly call dinner?

               *have a pile of favorite cookbooks
                 that look pretty on the shelf in
                 your kitchen, but are just 
                 collecting dust?

                *stop by Chipotle, again?

This must be me lately, because Dave has asked me (more than once)... "Why don't you plan menus anymore?

Hmm ... this could be a problem. You know we have had a few things going on at our house lately, but I think it is time for me to start enjoying a fun season of preparing meals in my kitchen, ie. plan menus.

What is a girl to do? 

Well, I am going to start by writing a blog series "Five Things That Inspire Me to Cook ... When I Do Not Feel Like Cooking." 

See you Wednesday for part one.          
           

22 comments:

  1. Look forward to this series, because I can relate to all four of those things! A few years ago I made menu plans and would not repeat a main dish in one complete month. It was a great way to make sure I not only made old favorites, but also try some new recipes.

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  2. Will have to stop by - I could use some inspiration! I find myself in a rut more often than not lately. I do plan the menu ahead of time to some degree and still find myself making the same things and lacking for ideas. Some is due to a lack of time and short term budget restraints. I think a good solution might be if we could share a personal chef - they could come to your house one week, and mine the next. :)

    Have a great week!

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  3. I am looking forward to inspiration. They say we Americans think when we have watched something (like an exercise demo or a cooking show) that we have DONE it! Watching a cooking show does not a dinner make! I look forward to some motivation and a little friendly kick in the pants. :) Rita

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  4. I sure need this series! I need inspiration and ideas. Can't wait to see what you have to share.
    ~Adrienne~

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  5. Yay! I am looking forward to this.

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  6. I TOTALLY identify with this. Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

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  7. It is summer, silly! You are not supposed to cook in the summer! It is BBQ weather and Dave makes great BBQ! So let yourself off the hook! And enjoy summer!

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  8. P.S. to the above comment! And ask Dave what he is grilling?

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  9. I'll be back :-). Blessings...Mary

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  10. Glenda... I'm so looking forward to this series although, I'm with those before/above me... tis the season for grilling! -donna

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  11. I look forward to it! I do cook even if I don't feel like it....cause I always have several hungry people around here looking for something =)

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  12. Things have been so busy that we have been eating on the fly and not great things. Sunday before I went to the market I sat down ~ planned what nights we would grill and what we would have and voila ~ a full week of preplanned meals. I find we eat healthier when I do this as you are not just pulling out pasta or picking up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work. We also love breakfast for supper ~ pancakes are always a hit! Can't wait to see part 1 of your series.

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  13. Ooh, this is a series I'll need to read. I'm not a fan of cooking! But I am of eating, so therein lies a problem. ha.

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  14. OH MY GOODNESS, I really need this! I haven't felt like cooking for the last 6 years! I do cook some, but the rut is deep. Looking forward to what you got :)

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  15. Hi Glenda! I am visiting from SDG.

    I bet you are an awesome cook, and will come up with wonderful things to cook, and wonderful reasons to do it. You go, girl!!

    Peace in Christ,
    Ceil

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  16. YES! I'll be stopping by. I usually plan, but sometimes on planning day I can think of NOTHING to cook. I look forward to your ideas, Glenda. Great idea!

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  17. Glenda, what's Chipotle? When Dave was alive, I did menu planning; it was so important for him to eat healthful meals. Now I fall back on cheese and crackers, fruit, bread and cheese. Not great but good.

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  18. Any post with the word Chipolte is a good one. Funny you should write about this...we've traveled pretty nonstop over the last month or so, and it's crazy, but I really miss cooking. Last night I tried a new homemade mac and cheese dish. YUM! Excited to see what you come up with.

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  19. Just"rediscovered" your blog,somehow I had lost the connection.
    I couldn't agree more about food movies. They are so inspiring
    and when they are spiced with a good sense of humor, even better. Great post,thank you!

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  20. Oooh...I am always looking for new recipes! I can guest post for you some of my menus or changes in food recently do to hubby finding allergies and such. Can't wait to read more! :)

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