Friday, October 24, 2008

A Blender, A Blender, My Kingdom For a Blender!

A new phase has started. The meal planning phase. I have a list of 30 or so meals. Now I just need to get it all in the computer, along with the ingredients list and the recipes. The idea is that the list can be printed out, the meals that are wanted can be highlighted, and the necessary items can be purchased. Then I need to figure out how to turn those meal's leftovers into still more meals.
This is all in an attempt to cut meal costs. And eat healthier. Also, this is not my idea. It is my mother's idea. I will be cooking my folks meals. Since they live next door, this is not as weird as it might seem.
All of these meals are pretty healthy. Lots of chicken. And Turkey. And veggies. No red meat, very little pasta or other starches. The upside is that I may continue to lose weight, but at a faster rate. The downside is that I will be cooking ALL THE TIME. I like to cook, I really do. I just don't know if I want to cook all the time. That or I need to get a few more kitchen gadgets. Ahhh, gadgets! Just a few more I promise. A blender. A large stockpot. A mezza-luna. A waffle maker. There's more, but I can't find my list right now. All of this in my teeny-tiny closet sized kitchen.
Other than that there is no real news. There aren't any jobs out there it seems. I have some feelers out there, and hope to hear back from a few places soon. The tricky part will be telling that employer (should I get a job) that the week of Christmas I will be in another state. I hope to be in New Mexico then. Enjoying the crisp, dry air.

--Little Bird is in the kitchen with Dinah

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