Monday, May 27, 2013

missing the food love

There hasn't been any real cooking or baking going on at my house right now, and I'm a little bummed about it. There are a lot of things I want to make, both meal wise and treat wise, but the world isn't on my side in that respect lately.

Last week I was working evenings, and getting home at nine doesn't lead to me wanting to make dinner. Bunny tries to help out when I'm busy like that, but his freelancing is in high gear this month so his time is in high demand. As for my mom? Well, that's not a reliable source of food. So we've had a lot of quick pasta dishes, and a few days of whatever Bunny threw on the grill.

Then, just as I was gearing up to a weekend in the kitchen life caught up with me. Cramps came pretty intensely, accompanied by one of the nastiest stomach bugs I've had in awhile. Sitting in the bathroom crying at three in the morning because I'm pretty sure my stomach is ripping itself to pieces does not make me want to bake (or eat, really ... thus the multitude of rye toast I've since ingested). Luckily the worst of that has passed and I can think about eating again ... but I'm on to another week of late shifts.

I feel so out of practice that I don't even know where to begin. Try a new recipe? Revisit a tried and true favourite? A variation of a an older one? Maybe I'll start just by putting peanut butter on my toast, next time, and go from there.


  1. I hope you are feeling better. Stomach bugs give the worst kind of cramps, at least in my experience. Toast, microwaved apples with cinammon, rice... are all ways to start and hopefully your appetite will come soon. If anything pinterest boards always manages me to inspire me to get to the kitchen and cook.

    1. I'm feeling alive again, thank goodness but the weekend was rough.

      I think I'm the last person on earth to get into pinterest. I've got an account and I had a couple boards for wedding ideas before we eloped, but I just haven't been able to get into it since then. Do you find that they actually have decent recipes there, or just great visual inspiration?

    2. Oh the recipes are often great, of course it depends, but many many times they have good stuff, very good even.