I came home from work today dead tired and hungry.
Unfortunately, I hadn’t planned anything for dinner. Nothing was defrosted. I could have made tuna subs, but I just didn’t have a taste for that.
So I started thinking about fast food or carry out.
Any of this sound familiar?
I didn’t want McDonalds, Burger King, Subway or any of that kind of stuff.
How about Ravioli, or a super beef sandwich? Na. I didn’t feel like going to pick it up, and I hate having to pay a delivery fee and a tip.
There is a grocery store on the corner, and I did at least have salad fixings…
Pick up steak and sweet potato!
I know, I didn’t feel like cooking. But I finally settled on something I would like to eat, that didn’t take a lot of effort. It’s a 15 minute dinner from start to finish. Steak, sweet potato and salad. Almost as good as any steak house. Topped it off with some orange juice and my vitamins.
Well after eating, I read a few pages of a book, did the dishes, walked the dog 2 miles, sat and watched the fireworks from a great vantage point in the park, went to Walmart because I needed a birthday card for tomorrow and that was the closest place still open.
Now I’m going to have a glass of wine, do a facial, take a long shower, and pamper myself a little before hitting the sack.
“But Carole, I thought you said you were dead tired?”
I was. Before I ate a healthy energizing dinner. After I had refueled with nutritious food I had plenty of energy.
But now it’s after 1 AM and it’s time to get some sleep. I’m off to get that nice shower in…
I agree that it makes family life a whole lot easier if we plan what to eat. I plan for eight different evening meals during the week. Why eight? I have found that there is often an evening that my family would prefer something different to what I’ve planned. The “Alternative”, the extra meal which I plan for, is usually quick and is made from ingredients I always have.
Usually. we enjoy a meal in a hotel or restaurant once a week. However as exam time is upon us, this tends not to happen.
Here, we have heat and humidity, and I sometimes come back home totally exhausted. After a short siesta and a cup of Java coffee, it’s easy to make a healthy evening mreal if I’ve already planned it.
that’s why you’re a SuperWoman!
Hi there thanks for the quality post, i had a good read. 🙂
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