Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cooking Funk

I was telling my husband last night that I'm in a cooking funk.  I fell as though I cook the same thing each week and I'm bored of it.  I love cook books but I don't want to buy a bunch of new ones.  I look online, but hate printing off the recipes because I love have recipes hand-written.  I found a website with some delicious looking salads I think I'm going to make this next week (after I go grocery shopping because I have literally run out of everything I would need to make the most simple thing, like banana bread).  
On top of that, I have been looking back at the past 4.5 months with baby Navia.  At first, life was crazy and I felt as though I was feeding her all day long.  However, now I feel that I'm holding her all the time and when I'm not holding her, she screams.  I had much more time to cook in the beginning, even though I didn't feel like it at the time.  I guess it's another excuse for why I have been in a cooking funk.  Now I'm adjusting, and in about a month I will adjust again, and then again.  That's the life of a mom, right?  
With all that being said, I love to cook.  It's so relaxing.  I love the idea of organizing a meal where you have to coordinate the timing in order to have it all ready at the same time.  It also makes it more fun because my husband loves to eat what I cook.  I love the idea of having a garden that I can cook from daily during the summer.  I began doing that last year, but I want to do more of it this year.  Pioneer Woman is one of my inspirations in the kitchen, so is Paula Deen (I love butter...).  Besides that, I try anything that looks good.
What are your favorite recipes?  Cookbooks?  Ideas for getting out of my cooking funk?
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Next post coming:  Sewing 101



  1. You've inspired me to cook from Pioneer Woman! I've already made 4-5 of her recipes, and I have loved them all! Thanks Kaylyn. -Lilly