Why does it seem easier to cook a meal for a family than just for oneself?
My husband has had to travel a great deal lately and I just can’t seem to find the energy to cook when he’s gone!
If you have the same problem, realize you probably DON’T have the same energy! Your schedules have been disrupted and you may not be getting the same amount of sleep. When everyone is home, someone pretty much has to cook especially if there are kids in the house. You do what you have to do but your body thanks you for a good meal!
This morning I’m setting a sweet potato on the counter. When I get home, all I’ll have to do is turn on the oven and cook the thing for an hour. I’ll have something hot, filling and nutrious to eat and the house will get warmed up. If my sweetie’s schedule doesn’t lighten up, I may be looking at some toaster ovens too.
I think the key is to plan some quick meals – have some boneless, skinless chicken breast to sizzle and a few fresh veggies to steam. If nothing else, stop at the market and pick up a few frozen dinners. Get the junk food out of your house so that it isn’t an option. Consider eating lunch out and order a good hot meal.