When DSB and I were together, we (or rather, I) would cook home-made dinner ever night. There was always meat, there was always a starch, and there was usually a vegetable. And nine times out of ten, I made gravy from scratch. When we did actually eat breakfast (maybe twice a week), DSB would whip up pancakes or french toast or who-knew-what. The point being, is that we cooked much much more often than we ate out.
Now here I am, single lady, and I don’t miss cooking one bit. I do, however, miss the food. When I’m not eating fast food (which is far too often), I’m eating pre-made meals and dinner at other people’s houses. I need to stop eating fast food, for my health AND my pocketbook, so I’ve been scoping around the Internet today and realized that I have really, the only two tools you need to make a fine meal, with minimal effort: rice steamer and crock-pot.
You also can’t put down the value of a good microwave. And I’ve had friends say a toaster oven is the way to go. I am working with what I have and will likely be trying to avoid the microwave, as the things I put in it are generally full of salt, and my lower appendages are swollen like melons.
I’m still having those durn stomach problems too, pretty much no matter whether I eat fast food or dinner at Mom’s or dinner at Dad’s or pre-packaged whatever. Or even not eating at all. Doesn’t seem to matter.
But I’m ready for winter-foods that I can put in my crock pots and for things I can steam in my rice cooker, as well as, yes, more rice! I think I may be over Ramen, although it’s unclear, but I have been so tired and sleepy lately, I think I am vitamin deficient and I think changing the way I am eating could help my budget (definitely), my health (for sure), and my sanity (probably).