I feel like the holidays are finally over. I took the weekend to rest and recover a bit from the long semester and then the Christmas craziness but now it is time to get back to business.
Last night, I dug out all of my best cookbooks and since Rob is the picky eater in the house, I told him to pick 5 recipes for me to make this week. We had quite the selection of cookbooks but I decided to try one that I have been dying to use.
I got this a while back and was really bummed when I saw it at BJs this week for a cheaper price (hint hint – go get yourself a copy!). It has a recipe for every day of the year and is supposed to only use one pot to make it (sometimes they also use a slow cooker too). I love not having to use a lot of pots so this was perfect for me. What I really love about this book though is that almost all of the recipes are complete meals. I didn’t need a cook book of 365 side dishes. I am really excited to try some of these recipes!
I took out my phone to make my grocery list, and wow do I need to buy a lot of ingredients. I used my favorite app GrocerySmart to build my shopping list (I just found out my grocery store has an app too but I keep forgetting to use it). I really like GrocerySmart though so I don’t know if I’ll ever switch!
That is it so far. The plan today is to have breakfast with my sister, run some errands with her, and go grocery shopping. I think I will hit the gym this afternoon with Rob since his lifting buddy has been working late a lot.
Anyway, I really love cooking so this week should be fun and get me back into the habit of making fun dishes. It is so annoying during the semester that I have to pack mostly cold foods and I have to do all my cooking on Sundays. I wish I had more time during the week to prepare fresh meals It is what it is though and I’m going to enjoy it this week!