I mention this, not because I want to do the obligatory "oooh, I am soo busy, can't post entry," but because this is a tiny milestone for me. Five years ago--ten years ago for certain--having a busy, compressed schedule left me living on frozen TV dinners, frozen yogurt, and fat-free prepackaged chocolate muffins. Heck, even when I wasn't busy I often I ate like that.
One of the nice things about learning how to cook is that when you are busy, making food isn't an *event.* There is always a debate as to whether cooking is a craft or an art, but for the average person like myself I would say it is a 'habit'--a healthy habit. Like exercising every day and flossing. I love flossing!
I've had many unhealthy habits in my life, including morose brooding, self-pity, and wasting time feeling sorry for myself, as well as eating store-bought cake for dinner. I guess I shouldn't give myself 'grown-up' points for roasting chicken thighs and broccoli when I'm busy. But I do, anyway. I now go shopping at a grocery store, rather than at Store 24, like I did in graduate school.
|But not my shopping list, than heavens. Original source here.|