If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

April 4, 2011

I started this blog a little over a year ago.  As a self-proclaimed foodie, I intended it to be one of those food blogs for moms and anyone else who needs to eat.  (Obviously, I’ve got a lot more to write about than food.)  Since then I have written almost one hundred posts inspired by my love for creating good stuff to stuff to scarf down.  But something tragic has happened.  I don’t want to cook anymore.

I became aware of this last week when we had a short spell of hot weather- my poorly insulated apartment is a cook’s worst nightmare (nothing like standing over a hot stove with sweaty boobs and upper lip).  I just didn’t feel like making anything, which got me thinking. And I realized that I haven’t been excited about cooking for some time, now.  I don’t know if it’s that I am experiencing a cook’s slump, am getting burned out, or am just tired of cooking in a kitchen without a pantry.

So this cook is going on a semi-vacation.  Oh, sure, I’ll still be making dinners because we’ve got to eat something besides Trader Joe’s frozen pizzas, but I need a break.  My new goal is to make it as easy for myself as possible.  Making meals that keep on giving.  Getting more creative with leftovers.  And re-stocking the freezer with “emergency ” meals.  When I get the urge to create in the kitchen, I’ll share it here.  But in the meantime, you’re going to be reading more about the quirky, menstruating, navel-gazing me.

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7 Responses to If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

  1. Elly Lou on April 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Yay! I find that WAY more interesting anyway. Unless there’s an exciting new type of frozen TJ’s pizza I should know about…

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  2. Ry Sal on April 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Sweaty boobs do suck. I started reading after you weren’t writing that much about cooking so… Carry on!

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  3. Megan (Best of Fates) on April 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    More quirky? I’m always on board for that!

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  4. subWOW on April 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I totally missed it when you were writing about cooking! I am really bummed out!

    (You will have to guess whether I am saying it with a big grin on my face…)

    And I am with Megan. QUIRKY FTW!

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  5. Heiress Lulu on April 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Damn it.

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