Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back in the kitchen again....

I’m sad.

My apron has been hung on its lonely hook for 2 ½ days, exactly.

That never happens.

Although I have been posting, I have a confession to make. I stock piled recipes.

I know. I’m guilty.

I do have an excuse that involves a bum mixing arm due to surgery earlier this week but I’m feeling better than expected. After being tortured by watching non-stop food network all week, I just couldn’t take it anymore so I decided to mask my pain by making something. Watching someone else do something I would rather be doing is the equivalent of going to the mall and not being able to buy anything.

Torture. Pure torture.

Seriously though, cooking is the only thing medicinal that works because my mind has been kept awake at night not only on trying to find a comfortable sleeping position but tormented on lists upon lists of things I want to make.

It’s so funny because if I think about going back to my regular job, I would have to say I would be in too much pain to sit at my desk. But when I think about ‘working’ in my kitchen I would have to say any pain would have to be excruciating to keep me out of it. I’m totally addicted.

To prove my neurosis with my kitchen, I worried so much that the pain would keep me couch bound that I even stockpiled meals. I couldn’t bear my husband and I going hungry (or god forbid make him stop on his way home from work to pick something up) so I made my meals Sunday and either froze them or kept them in the fridge, all ready to go with their specific instructions. Why? Because…I’m good like that. *laugh*

I can’t tell you all the days I came home from work running like a chicken with my head cut off figuring out what to make, then stopping at the store, and then rushing to get dinner on the table before the night was over. When I was making all these meals on Sunday I couldn’t help but kick myself for not thinking of this earlier! DUH! Make meals on the weekend and save them…then you always have this stuff on hand. The best part is your kitchen is only destroyed once. Think of it as those new trendy ‘prep a meal’ places I see popping up everywhere.

So here are some quickie recipes for anyone that is super short on time or for those that just work a ton and don’t have time to cook during the week.

Instead of a MASSIVE post...Ill post the recipes separately so they are easy to find on the search.

For battle wound from the nurse who couldnt find a vein. I now have a tingly arm, 3 days after.


AmyRuth said...

Hope you arm is feeling better, bummer no playe in the kitchen.

Sweet as Coco said...

Ha...thanks. :) Im feeling a lot better. But shhh...dont tell my husband. jk