Friday, January 22, 2010
In a rut
The pot is empty; the cupboard is bare.
Frankly, I'm in a rut here.
The other night, it was just me and my older daughter for dinner -- so I decreed that we would eat left-overs.
(Mostly I was being thrifty, although I do admit that there was some small measure of laziness involved.)
There is nothing to eat, she wailed.
Not so, I countered. We have chicken tortellini soup, lentil/bacon soup and bolognese sauce.
But I've already eaten those millions of times, she said (with typical teenage exaggeration). I'm sick of soup! It doesn't even count as food anymore.
Although my daugther lost the battle, and eventually had to eat a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of chicken soup, I did (secretly) acknowledge that her complaint had some validity. It's true; I do seem to be making too much soup these days. I'm definitely in a cooking rut.
It's a January thing, I think. First of all, I am sick of cooking after the Christmas excesses. Second, I am sick of eating; nothing really sounds good. Third, there is not much seasonal food around to inspire me. We have all eaten our weight in clementines this winter, and I feel sort of jaded about most of the other produce.
I've signed up for a Thai cookery course this February, but meanwhile, I'm racking my brain as to what I can make for dinner tonight.
What's tasting good to you these days?