A menu of items to choose from is one of my biggest helps to this problem. I usually plan to have things I’m hungry for so that means I have a little extra incentive to cook. But sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking whatever is on the menu. This happened to me last night.
Don’t feel like cooking . . .
It was overcast here and the kids got the new Animal Crossing game, so there was not much motivation to do much of anything at all today. Evidently my afternoon snack was a bit filling too. So although I was a bit hungry when dinnertime came around, I did not feel like making anything.
On nights like that the first thought is to call a Yo-Yo, which means You’re On Your Own. I got that from one of my oldest friends. I love it. But any way, I really didn’t want to make my hubby fend for himself after having worked. So I did what came naturally and stood in front of the refrigerator and pondered what to make. I had a package of polish kielbasi that was unplanned and some cabbage, so I thought I’d make that but hubby wasn’t up for the cabbage, which is unusual but okay.
Breakfast for Dinner . . .
I was close to declaring a YoYo and considered another easy dinner option, Eggs for dinner. When I get stumped for a dinner menu item, I consider breakfast for dinner which is usually pancakes or some such specialty. But lately, when I want an easy dinner, it is eggs or oatmeal. But I wasn’t really in the mood for either of those.
Then I was enticed by the veggies. Who am I? I pulled out the red bell pepper, some onion, a green bell pepper, some mushrooms, and some zucchini. I wasn’t sure what I was thinking of making until I got out the zucchini. Next came the low carb tortillas and some cheese. At the last minute I got out some turkey lunch meat so my guys didn’t complain too much.
I chopped up the veggies and Tiff heated up the tortillas. It was quick, easy, and filling.
My other options are spaghetti, tacos, grilled sandwiches/paninis, fajitas, or salad (which admittedly is a last resort). I do ask that people eat up leftovers, if at all possible on YoYo nights too.
Well, that’s what I do, what do you do when you don’t feel like cooking?
Until next time, God bless,