As I was making dinner for a friend a few weeks ago, she was commenting on how good the chicken was and I said, "Yes, well, this is the only kind I ever make!" Now, while I've noticed my less-than-noteworthy cooking habits in the past, something about saying it out loud changed the way my brain processed the information. It went from being a passing thought I could ignore to an argument between my Brain and Reality. I really do have a small repertoire of know-how in the kitchen.
Brain, on the defence: "Well, you also know how to make…um….well…sometimes you cook tha…uh…you don’t alw…"
Reality: "Bahaha. I win."
I have been intentionally writing “TIME OFF: STAY HOME” in permanent ink onto the pages of my trusty day planner every few weeks (between pre-scheduled engagements). So while choosing one day a week for cooking doesn’t work for me (let me show you that day planner), I am trying to be more intentional with the time I spend in my house. I’ve been paying more attention to what time I get home in the evening and how long I stay there before I go out.
Logically, I would use some of those hours to cook and prepare food for the days to come. But here comes the trouble: I am idealess.
Tonight is a “TIME OFF: STAY HOME” night, and I am going grocery shopping as soon as the clock strikes 4. But friends: what should I buy?
(**HINT** suggestions can be left in the comments area! Don't be shy!)