So you know what’s REALLY DIFFICULT for my engineerish brain to wrap itself around? All you crazy people that cook without using specified amounts.
Oh my God it’s TORTURE for me. Literally. And it appears that everyone in my family cooks this way (with the exception of my dad…apparently the only other TRUE engineer in my family).
Yes, a “little of this”, or “just a smidge”, or until it “looks like the right consistency” just DOES NOT WORK FOR ME! Seriously people.
I attempted to get a recipe from my mom the other day and she was NO HELP AT ALL. I am the girl that levels the flour in a measuring cup. I like SPECIFIED amounts. Apparently, I will NOT be using any family recipes.
My mom called later and asked how my meatballs turned out. Yeah, not so great. They weren’t awful. They were ok, but not as good as the ones I used to eat as a kid. My mom’s solution? Let’s make a batch together and you can SEE what the consistency, amounts are, etc. NO…MEASURE STUFF FOR ME AND LET ME KNOW!
Anyways, moving on. The cooking is going ok. So far I have made, chicken and dumplings (by far my favorite meal I’ve cooked), a buffalo chicken dip, the above mentioned meatballs (honestly, they weren’t bad, just not great), and I randomly cooked some beef cubes.
I had bought said beef cubes to make beef stew until I realized I hate almost every ingredient that goes into beef stew…so I just cooked the beef in some broth and garlic and froze it. I can pull it out later to put over pasta or rice if I need an emergency meal or something.
Not bad for one week right? I have a bunch of frozen items. Now, I’m trying to figure out if I want to cook more stuff this weekend to have for the upcoming week or if I should unfreeze some of the stuff and just eat leftovers for most of next week.
Cooking for just myself is kind of difficult. I feel like it’s a lot of work to make just one serving and then freeze the rest. And then I feel like I don’t like to eat the same thing every day, so I end up with LOTS of frozen foods because I keep trying new things and freezing the left overs. How do you people deal with this???
Ugh enough with the cooking already.
I’m excited for next week. I will be meeting with A the new trainer and we will discuss slowly adding running back into my training routine. Yes, that’s right…RUNNING!
Obviously, nothing too far or long, but I’m just so excited that we’re going to add it back in on a consistent basis. I miss it.
And now I’m off to the gym to get my lifting on. Go me.
Have a great weekend!