Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I need a personal chef

I hate to cook. I've never really liked it. Except for the foods class I took in high school, I liked cooking for that class. But in normal every day life, no way. It has to be quick and easy or I won't even consider it. I try cooking dinner 3 nights a week, and that's an accomplishment for me. Maybe if I had some nice Pampered Chef or bernedes cookware I might cook more. Well, maybe for a while until the novelty wore off lol. It's not that I can't cook, I'm no chef but my food is still pretty good. I just don't like taking the time I guess. I am a very impatient person. And lazy. Plus we don't have a lot of ingredients for really yummy recipes. I need to start making a weekly menu so I can actually buy foods that I can cook with. I did that for a while once, using the book "Saving Dinner" by Leanne Ely (you might know her from and we really liked most of the dinners. But I was buying a lot of things that we don't normally use a lot of and they would go bad or never get used again, and were spending a ton on groceries. I need something simpler, just easy family recipes that are quick and don't have a ton of weird ingredients. What are your favorite easy recipes?


Lorie said...

Well, you know where to find my recipes on my two sites, but have you considered planning your menu and posting it on Monday Menu Plan, you can find on and the links on my stitch in time blog. I enjoy reading what other people are making. Lots do meals that are for people on a food budget. I have also found easy recipes on there too. I know you think I do hard recipes, but I really like simple recipes too. I know the book you are talking about and I felt some of those recipes had a lot of ingredients too! I hope you find something that works for you, your family, and your budget.

Anonymous said...

I can relate! We've been married for 8 years and I'm just now really cooking...What sucks is you have to really plan for the whole week before you go to the store...then you will actually spend less if you only buy what you need. I refused to believe this before, but we do actually spend less now b/c we aren't buying all the premade frozen stuff anymore. The problem is that what's good for the little ones isn't what we really want to eat. I'm going to post a few recipes later on my site that we really like. Check them out!