Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I Really Hate Cooking


I am actually a pretty good cook, although I don't do it often. However I get inspired when I see all of these cooking shows (operative word here is inspired). But, I guess not inspired enough because I still don't cook. But I do call as many of my friends as I can to see who I can bum a meal from. Luckily they love me and feed me. I don't eat much I'm entertaining so it's ok. Sighhh, I guess that will have to change when Baby I comes home next year. As such, I've tried to get back in the habit of cooking again. It isn't easy because I honestly don't like it! It's so easy to go to Whole Foods and buy sushi, nuke a sweet potato, prepare a salad, eat cereal (my personal favorite) or go on a date just for the free food! Yes, people I am not above going on a date with a man I have absolutely no interest in for the food. It's easy! I act very hungry, order extra and then I have meals for a few days...it saves me on my grocery bills! Don't hate, didn't you hear I'm saving money for my adoption! LOL

Oh yea, getting back to cooking. So, tonight I had to eat and was determined not to eat out. I cooked catfish with fresh string beans. Don't be impressed...the seasoning was out of the box and the string beans were, well, string beans. The meal was tasty but any idiot could have made that meal and tonight the idiot was me. Poor Baby I. Mommy is going to do better, she really is. She is going to remember those lasagnas, homemade macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, sancocho (a Dominican stew) and other yummy dishes she used to make before you come home, she really is. If not she knows where the local My Girlfriends Kitchen is located!

6 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Really, we have to cook when we bring our girls home?? Maybe we should start an adoptive mom's recipe book that has requirements of only 3 steps and 3 ingredients per recipe:-) You are so good at these fun projects, start planning it!!!!

Tracey said...

Yeah, I thought I was going to be doing a lot mroe cooking when I became a mom, but it hasn't happened. I ams till going to WholeFoods for sushi and rotisserie chickens or eating out. I ahd big plans of cooking a large meal on the weekend and having leftovers for the week, but it is hard to cook a real meal with a toddelr running around tearing up your house while you sautee. The best I do is making some rice and beans after Amara goes to sleep. We eat out a lot. I have found lots of kid-friendly places, so I can tell you where to go. We are at Austin grill a lot. Rice & beans plate for kids - $1. Add a scrambled egg or applesauce - $1. and Tastee Diner has lots of Ethiopian waitresses looking to dote on your baby.

chou-chou said...

What? We have to COOK when we become mamas!?!?!?

Actually, I really like cooking, but it's a drag cooking for 1 person. Everything I like to make is good for a dinner party. It just doesn't seem worth it to cook just for me - not when there is Whole Foods nearby.

Sign me up for Jocelyn's great idea for a recipe book for adoptive moms. 3 ingredients or less!!!

That's genius.

Anonymous said...

I'm crushed. I gave you a topic idea and you didn't use it.

Tami said...

Anonymous- I apologize for not using your idea but for the life of me I thought I used everyone's idea that was sent to me. If I did not, it was not intentional. Please resend...

haze said...

I third Jocelyn's idea of the recipe sharing. I've been meaning to start cooking too but it hasn't happened. Thanks tracey for keeping it real!