Yeah, that’s how I feel about making dinner too, Violet.
For the last couple of months we’ve eaten more dinners out than we have eaten at home. With all of the dinners, we could have paid for a vacation but Monday comes around with a new round of “We are going to be better this week” and there we are, at Montana’s on Tuesday Nights because it’s the perfect built-in excuse of kids eat free on Tuesdays or grabbing something for take out on Friday Night because we’re busy.
Yesterday, I did something that I hope might turn it around. I bought a slow cooker – because the other one broke. And by broke, I mean that I cooked something in it last year and left it overnight, and it was all disgusting and old, so I left it for another day, and it got even yuckier, so I put it outside because it was winter, I was lazy, and then I took it to the black bin because it got even more disgusting. Failing as a housewife? Check.
Where do you find your motivation to make dinner at home and try new things when even the delicious recipes on Pinterest aren’t even making you excited about food?
For me, I think the lack of motivation lies in making breakfast for the kids, preparing snacks for the kids, making lunch for the kids, making treats … and by dinner I’m just done.
I don’t want to cook dinner. Jamie doesn’t know how to cook dinner (or has no desire to learn to cook dinner)… and there we are, back at the list of take-out menus in the drawer or grabbing something to eat on the way home from work.
The dinnertime struggle is real, but now I’ve got a slow cooker – and I’m going to use it when motivation to cook dinner is the highest, before noon. Hit me with your best recipes.