Boy, this planning & cooking meals thing is pretty great! I’m enjoying the Five Ingredients·15 Minutes cookbook so much I’m not sure I’m going to want to change cookbooks come January. I haven’t eaten a dinner “out” (which for me means ordering pizza) all week. (Breakfast and lunches are another thing, but lets take it one meal at a time.)
The biggest surprise for me this week was the asparagus with blue cheese sauce. I’ve never been a big fan of asparagus, but these were are delicious! And it’s not just the blue cheese sauce. Even the bites without sauce were tasty, even though I did overcook them just a smidge. The great thing is now I know how to cook asparagus and will do it even better the next time.
I had a great feeling as I drove off to the supermarket this morning. I’m not exactly sure what it was. Perhaps it was satisfaction that I’d actually met a goal. Maybe it was that I’m feeling better because I’m eating (slightly) better. Perhaps it’s that I know what I’m cooking tonight and tomorrow and am actually looking forward to it.
It’s such a strange feeling for me to feel successful. It’s something I’ve struggled with all my life. Several years ago, I finally came to the realization I sabatage myself. Just when I’m this close –><– to meeting a goal, I fall back. I’m sure I haven’t been “cured,” but maybe I’ve made a dent in the armour. Or, it could just be the manic part of my mini-bipolar. But whatever it is, I’ll take it. 🙂