Friday, January 16, 2009

In case you missed it...

Last night there was a disturbance in the force...I cooked. Again. That whole times this week. I know! Can you believe that there are places in the world where people actually cook every night? Or that they may even cook more than once a day? I know! It's unreal!

My 4 food groups usually consist of
Fast (usually handed through a window or easy enough to be eaten over a sink)
Frozen (this is why I have the oven and the microwave)
Festival (holiday blowouts that require weeks to recover)
Friends and Family (who actually cook)

Since the recommitment to eating better and moving more in order to lose 1 million pounds by February, I've been making an effort. And that means cooking.

I made my first hamburger this weekend, just like Mom used to make. It's shameful, I know, but it turned out well enough. And then last night...I grilled chicken breast on my George Foreman grill. It's all baby steps, people. I get that! And I don't know whether the rest of the world felt the tilt or not and maybe it was just the unbelievable fact that I actually got a full day's servings of fruits and vegetables yesterday or maybe the starvation is going to my head, but there was a disturbance last night because I actually...

wait for it...

it's hard to believe but...

I actually marinated last night.

I have no idea what this world is coming to and I certainly don't expect it to last, but at least now I can say I've marinated something. I'm afraid to try anything else because I might cause a tear in something that can't be repaired.


Nancy said...

I heard a big sonic boom last night. Now I know what it was!! LOL

You are too funny. Love your 4 food groups....

Mundane Jane said...

I've been cooking at home more too.

I like Amy's veggie burgers--they're already fully cooked, so you can just flop them around in the skillet until they're hot and yummy.

Try them and let me know if you liked them (most people who don't usually eat veggie burgers like these).

Joan said...

Hi Cheryl,

Love your four food groups! An instant classic.

Does the doggie in the pic wanna play in my kitchen? All my dog does is lie around, look cute and give kisses. I'll be sure and let he know that she's not pulling her weight around here.