Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm a Stepford Wife


My title is true. 

Except...today is opposite day. (Remember playing that in 4th grade?) 

So unfortunately that makes it false. 

Remember that movie The Stepford Wives?


Basically it's about perfect (robotic) wives. Yeah, I am not one. This does not come as a shock to me, but I decided that maybe it is time to change my ways. Yesterday my hubby said, "Hey baby, do you think that you're gonna cook a real meal anytime this week?" He said this honestly, not sarcastically or meanly. Yikes. My poor husband has to ask if I am going to cook one actual meal over the whole week. That's shameful. 

In my defense, I keep a really clean house!! : ) 


So, yeah, let me just get that out in the open. I don't cook. It's not that I can't. I just don't enjoy it. I like to bake, but I hate to cook. I usually say "It's not my fault" because I work 12 hour days and my hubby is gone a lot of nights at work. I am going to stop saying that because I have met tons of wonderful bloggers who work lots of hours and crazy hours, yet still manage to cook. Dang this blog world, it makes me feel bad. Haha. Just kidding, loves!!

Sometimes I have whole days off and promise myself that I am going to go grocery shopping. It almost never happens. Let me walk you through my days off:

- Rise and shine (around noon...eeks)
- Sit in my rocking chair and eat breakfast (yes, I eat breakfast at noon)
- Turn on Lifetime
- Open up my computer...check emails and blog
- Get hungry for lunch
- Realize that there is nothing in the house for lunch
- Blog some more
- Eat random food for lunch
- Think about going grocery shopping
- Vomit after thinking about it
- Blog some more and continue to watch Lifetime
- Make poor hubby eat tuna when he gets home

That is what my days off are like. Except sometimes hubby doesn't come home, so I just snack on whatever I can find all day long. I'm sorry, @PeasandCrayons, don't hate me!

So here's where I need y'alls help. PLEASE share any cooking/shopping/menu planning tips that y'all have with me. Better yet, tell me to put my big girl panties on (not to be confused with granny panties) and go to the dang grocery store! I eventually want to be a stay at home mom, so I need to trick convince my hubby now that I will be serving him delicious meals. Maybe if I had some friends to grocery shop with I'd like it?


That's not what y'all look like when y'all grocery shop? ; )

Seriously, any tips would be greatly appreciated! 

Love, love!

PS: Before anyone tells me to make my hubby cook, my hubby works more than I do AND has a side job AND does all the house and lawn maintenance. That's why I consider cooking and cleaning to be my job.

PPS: He NEVER gripes about me not cooking either. He's amazing! 


70 comments:

Raven said...

Ok, can I just get an AMEN on the hating to cook thing? I HATE to cook! I would rather have a maid than a cook ANY day.And I dislike you because you eat "rise and shine" around noon. Just wait til you have kids, you just wait. You won't get that luxury anymore.

But your hubby does sound pretty amazing :)

melissa said...

Awww, you're so cute! I never used to enjoy cooking at all and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake!

I first started with slow cooker recipes to ease into cooking...but still letting the crock pot do the work. Once I got the hang of that, I got an easy, starters etc cookbook and I try to make something out of there once a week...hoping to change it to twice and so on. My poor mama is my guinea pig for everything haha but she loves it. I guess I am practicing my future as a wife/mother. I hope this maybe help you!!

You have a great husband though & I can understand working so many hours in a day that the last thing you want to do is cook. Don't beat yourself up about it! xoxo

Emma said...

ahhh i love cooking!! hahah we can be stepford wives together even though i am not a wife! xxx

Rissy said...

My mom doesn't work... at all... and she still doesn't cook.
My dad comes home SUPER late from work so it's not really worth it especially considering how much she loathes it.

However, I am like you. I want to cook for future hubs, but I'm afraid I won't know how. That being said, I have 0 easy recipes for you.

I kinda like going to the grocery store though... weird??? yep I think so too haha

CarissaExplainsItAll

TexaGermaNadian said...

Tips?! You don't need tips! I think you have it down perfect :) Really, sounds like most of my days over in Germany, haha. Too funny lady :)

Marie said...

Here in Ireland one of our supermarket chains does online shopping, so you could basically shop from the comfort of your home, and not worry at all about going to the grocery store. Maybe one of your local supermarkets does the same?

Amanda said...

I like to cook but it's hard cooking for one. I would suggest looking into very simple recipes, the one pot/pan type meals. I have a link for an amazing pasta dish that is very simple to make. I'll have to email it to you

Rorie said...

I dislike shopping too, it makes me angry. But i find if I plan my list before and get my coupons ready the time I have to spend in there is minimal!

Michelle said...

I'm not a fan of grocery shopping either! But if you plan out what you want to make and have a list of what you need it is much easier! I promise! I LOVE to bake. I hated cooking but I was determine to learn how to. Last summer, I taught myself. Here's what I do to start: I looked up recipes with lesser ingredients, it's way more simple and the food still tastes amazing! Check foodnetwork.com Go to 5-Ingredient Fix or search by chef Claire Robinson. You can also get a 5-ingredient cookbook or you can also go to tasteofhome.com. They have tons of recipes and will e-mail you some too! They have all types of recipes. My favorites are the easy cooking. They also break them down by meal and type of cuisine. I would love to help you and wish I lived closer! If you have any questions, let me know! :) I'd be glad to help in any way I can! Your hubby really sounds awesome! Again, I will tell you that you are very lucky! <3

Jasmine said...

i hate to cook! and going to the supermarket: the smells, the lights, the air... everything about a market grosses me out actually. and it's always so cold!

so i plan out what i need for the whole week... cause there's no way i'm going back again. i plan out meals, snacks, drinks, desserts... and make a list like that. eventually... if you learn your market pretty well.. you can organize your list according to WHERE things are in the store... that way you can be in and out quickly.

i would never go without a list... and don't stray from the list!

i'd start off with crock pot recipes or slow cooker recipes. they're easy, you can get it ready the night before and as long as you remember to turn it on the next morning before work... (or a day off) you can forget about it and it's not even like you're cooking! amazingggg =)

Faith said...

i used to think that i didn't like to cook ... as soon as i started i just loved it! i just love the fact that you can make anything you want and sometimes it comes out so good that you amaze yourself!

think of it as a fun way to make your tastebuds sing ... of course once in a while you'll be surprised about the nasty things you come up with but practice makes perfect!

also check out the food network and buy a crockpot if you don't have one! it is amazing what a crockpot does to chicken breasts! your husband would tell everyone about his chef wife and would be the envy of all his co-workers during lunch time, hehe :)

Shannon said...

every week make a menu of what you want to eat for the week then go buy the ingredients! make sure you mark the page in the cookbook though so you dont forget! ha! then make grocery shopping a date :)

Cait said...

ahha oh meg you make me laugh- not only do i NOT like to cook i'm HORRIBLE at it- although i guess i just need to LEARN sometime right ;) I have a great recipe for "sausage, gnocchi and spinach"! remind me to send it to you because it's the one thing my boyfriend LOVES me to make him *shocker*

Rachel said...

Write out your meals and all of the ingredients you need at the grocery store. It makes things so.much.easier. I wouldn't cook every evening if I didn't do this. Also, I make a weekly trip to the grocery store every Saturday morning at around 7 am. It's blissful and noone else is there! I also have an 8 month old that makes sure I'm up on time for our weekly trip, so that helps me out! Haha! :) But seriously - get organized before you start and it'll go very smoothly!

Jamie said...

I so don't like cooking either...it's just not fun to me! Luckily my hubby doesn't mind cooking :)

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower and I love your blog! That being said, I do not love cooking! haha I wish I did, because I feel it would be a useful skill to have. Maybe one day... :)

Natalie said...

I actually learned how to cook from watching the Food Network, especially Rachael Ray and her 30 minute meals. Cooking is really easy, it just takes a little planning! I try and plan all our meals before we grocery shop. It makes it much easier! I always have some sort of frozen item that I can pop into the oven for days when we are too tired to cook, like marinated salmon or baked tilapia. Then I just add a couple of sides and dinner is served! We also cook turkey meat or chicken and split it in half, that way we only have to cook the meat once to make two meals. We also do soup and sandwiches quite often or breakfast for dinner. Hope that helps!

Romance In A Glance said...

I have a hard time cooking big meals when I get off of work and make the commute home. On days that my husband is off, he will sometimes cook a good meal. The only reason for that is because he cooks WAY better than me. Most week nights when I cook I do quick things like baked chicken in the oven, french bread pizza, ham steaks in Coke, pasta dishes and so on. On my days off, which is the weekends, I do a big meal on Sunday and I make sure that I make enough for us to have left overs later. That provides another meal during the week.

Then of course there is always going out to grab something to eat!!! ;) That's way better than cooking! I prefer dinner out...like a mini date night!

Courtney B said...

Ok.. I always go grocery shopping with the bestie. (girl bestie...when hubby bestie comes along we spend way more money haha!) and it is SO much more fun! When I go by myself...yuck... I'm reminded how miserable grocery shopping is!
I hate baking and am starting to love cooking! I still don't do fancy but hubs is loving that I'm venturing out more with cooking!
One SUPER easy recipe that is yummy (and easy..it's probably cheating but oh well) is chicken in the crock pot and mango salsa from Costco (please tell me you live by a costco!) poured over the top! The flavor is amazing and we put the chicken mixture in tortillas! That's it! :)

Lauren said...

hahaha! Love this. I actually enjoy cooking, but then there are times like last night when things don't go perfectly smooth and I wonder why in the world I go to so much effort!

But...I enjoy the results of putting a nice meal on the table & it saves us so much money to eat in all the time.

My advice: Make a meal plan on Sunday or whatever you might consider the start of your week. I normally try to meal plan based on things I have in my pantry, fridge, or freezer. This cuts down on expenses.

I normally only end up full-on cooking 3-4 nights a week--by Friday I'm ready for a break! Good luck!

Kara said...

I used to like cooking, but now with the baby I just don't want to mess with it at the end of the day.

I bribe myself into grocery shopping and I get fun snacks too. I buy fresh produce to cook with dinner and then I have to cook because otherwise the produce will rot and the only thing I hate more than cooking is wasting money. :)

moderndaywife said...

Haha I love that movie! I am so not one either, I need help cooking badly!!

Alicia Stucky said...

Lol I didn't cook for a long time when my husband and I first met. It took my son growing out of Gerber baby food for me to even start caring what we put into our mouths. I have never enjoyed cooking -- I do it purely out of necessity because we turned into a family of five, like, out of nowhere one day, lol... but it isn't so bad once you get into the habit. I'm a meal-planner, too *hangs head in shame* enjoy life as a non-cooker for as long as you can.
:-P

Mommy R. said...

i didn't cook many meals for my hubby until after i became a stay at home mom. i meal plan for 2 weeks and make a list of everything i am gonna cook, then go shopping for all the ingrediants. :)

Megan Flynn said...

I've always loved cooking for my friends and family, so I'm not sure what to tell you! I think making a menu for the week and sticking to it can help. You can download really cute, pretty meal planners and I think that makes it all more fun.

Amanda Leigh said...

I seriously think that you wrote this post for me!!
I have a desperate desire to be a housewife. (for real- I remind Tyler every day), but so far, I am as far from domestic as can be. I blame the no cooking thing on no money. Because to prepare good meals, it does take trips to the grocery store. And I dont really have the planning it out ahead of time thing down.
So I have dedicate the next couple of years of my life to domesticate myself, and train myself to be a good stay at home mom!

Amanda Leigh said...

That picture of Nicole Kidman did remind me I needed to but some corn oil though!

Suze said...

Girl, I would say something to help you want to cook maybe more often is use a crock pot they are easy and have some great recipes! Throw it all in and cooks while you are working or he is and still delicious! Thats all i got though! I love to cook i just dont like cleaning up AFTERwards haha makes such a mess! But good luck to coooking more often or even making it to the grocery store but never go to the grocery store hungry is another tip i have haha!

jessica said...

i actually kind of enjoy cooking... but i don't get too that often. the hubs usually works nights (5-6 times per week) so i never really get the chance to cook....

Britt said...

Kraftrecipes.com are so easy! I cook alot but they are all EASY EASY. Like last night, chicken breasts with italian dressing over it and baked in the oven for an hour at 375. EASY! Or when I go to the grocery store, I go to the aisle with all the packets for chili, gravy, etc. They have easy recipes there for anything! I've gotten alot of recipes from friends and family too!

But don't feel bad, he married you for you and I bet my husband wish I CLEANED more! :)

tickled. said...

you're hilarious! I love cooking but I HATTTTTTTTE grocery shopping. I always make a menu for the week and then make an INTENSE list to go grocery shopping ... It's a pain at first but makes going to the store SO MUCH easier! Do you have a crockpot? Make her your best friend! :)

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

You're hilarious! I loved that movie even though it was so freakin' weird lol. Have a great day! xoxo

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

I used to hate cooking, but have grown to really enjoy it. I think the worse part is deciding what to make and realizing you don't have the ingredients. Life became much easier when I started planning 5 meals and grocery shopping for all of those items at once. Myrecipes.com has a 5 night menu plan already set up, so just print the list, buy the items and cook. I followed that until I got the confidence to make my own 5 night menu plans. Another tip, slow cooker! I throw something in there at least once, maybe twice a week and forget about it. Good luck, I think I wrote a novel :).

Jessica said...

Some days I just DON'T feel like cooking so I'll make a lasagna the night before so all I have to do is pop it in the oven. OR, I'll make dinner one night and make double so we can eat leftovers for a while.

Pick easy recipes that use things already in your pantry or keep foods frozen so all you have to do is thaw and heat/cook.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love to find 30 minutes or under meals and i'm constantly printing recipes from blogs i find. i'm also a fan of the make twice as much and freeze half for later. or use a crock pot and just let it do the cooking for you all day! i'm weird and love the grocery store, so no advice for you there :)

Meri said...

haha- I love love love to cook, but rarely cook for my boyfriend, and if I do it's something separate because I'm a lifelong vegetarian, and he pretty much bases his meals around meat... makes it tricky! I better get a fancy dress for my grocery shopping haha!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Jessica said...

Easy DELISH meal:

Chicken Alfredo

Ingreditents:

Ragu jar of White Alfredo Sauce
Fettuchini Noodles
Two boneless chicken breast
Fresh Broccoli
Garlic Salt & Lemon

Start your Broccoli first. Rinse good. Get a pot, fill it about an inch & a half of water. Salt your water. Put the Broccoli in & cover. Steam it on medium, until half way cooked. NOT MUSH.

Then Boil your water for your noodles. Fettuchini noodles take longers to cook for some reason.

Wash your chicken. I usually cut mine into little squares. I saute' with Garlic Salt & Lemon juice. Cook until NO pink.

Then combine everything. I usually cut up the broccoli into smaller pieces, leaving the big steams out. Wa-La!

It's simple, easy, and not very time consuming. Most of all... it's really good!

Nicole said...

oh deary... I love to cook! :) just take baby steps and you'll get into it :)

Claire said...

I don't love cooking, i always think there are better things to be doing...like sitting in the lounge chair reading....but...
we recently bought a slow cooker. It's the.best.thing.ever. i've just bunged a load of potatoes, beef, onions and carrots in there and it's cooking away until we decide to eat it!!

Heather said...

I actually really like cooking...NOW.

When my hubby and I first started dating, I could burn a pot of water. You should try a Pioneer Woman recipe. She includes step by step instructions (with pictures) so recipes are easier. I've found that once you find something you're good at you tend to enjoy it more.

Sunshine and Lavender said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my BRAND new blog and for commenting! I totally get the non-stepford wife thing... You know the just add water bisquick? Somehow they stayed in the same shape, same color but got rock hard. Yeah thats how I roll... After having a baby something in me must have changed because I have become MUCH more domestic... and I can successfully make just add water biscuits ;)

Nicole said...

I actually really enjoy "cooking" I use that term lightly, because usually at least one night a week dinner comes from a bag. Haha! Hey, those skillet meals are usually pretty tasty, are always quick to fix, and will pass as a real meal one or two nights a week! I usually sit down and plan out a menu for the entire month. It's a lot, but then you don't have to stress over dinner several nights out of the week. Once I have my menu planned, I grocery shop for two weeks at a time. And if you wanted to, you could do your bulk shopping once a month and go back for little things every once in a while. And yes, I REALLY am a 20 year old college student. This comment makes me sound so old! Ha!

Candace said...

Hahaha. I love this. See now I love to cook I just have no one to cook for right now. What I found helps with grocery shopping is picking out the meals you want to make that week and writing your list. Then I usually post the menu on the fridge. What is even more fun is picking out the meals you want to cook with your Mr. Once you start getting into a habit you will Love it!

Rebekah said...

I used to hate cooking. I mean, hate.it. But now I love it! I cook pretty much every single night. It's much less overwhelming when you meal plan (and it saves on groceries!) I write down each meal that I'll make for each day of the week and stick to it. I constantly look for recipes online because I love finding new things.

Ryan V. said...

If you starting cooking, you may end up liking it. That's what happened to me...only I started when I was in like 5th grade. haha Maybe you should start out with just a crock pot recipe. Do you have a crock pot? If not, you can get one for like 30 bucks. There are SO many recipes out there for crock pots. Just throw everything in the pot and cook for 6-8 hours. That's it. You usually don't even have to be there to stir! I also just remembered that a blog I read usually has a link up on mondays for recipes. Check out this blog...http://danielandlyndsie.blogspot.com/2011/04/mondays-meals_11.html
some of those look like yummy and easy recipes. And I would recommend going to the grocery during the day on your day off. It's less crowded and less frustrating. I'm a stay at home wife and that's what I do. Also, if you shop at walmart, make sure you ask to price match the items. Milk at walmart is like 2.79 but I always ask them to price match it with the recent sale price at other stores and I usually get a gallon for like 1.69 :) Good luck! Cooking definitely takes practice and patience.

Dawniebee12 said...

Cooking sucks. I plan our meals ahead of time and go grocery shopping once a week. Chicken pot pie is yummy and so, so easy to make. It can last you two nights, too! That's easy to do when it's just the two of you. Our other staple at the house is tacos. We have those once a week too (from the taco kit box; stand and stuff). Fajitas, stir-fry...all very, very easy to do. Sometimes, we just have grilled cheese and soup or chili too. Thanks for the comments about my little boy. He is growing up fast, but I do have another blog I think you would like more:
www.atfirstblushbeauty.com
come check it out! Thanks!

The Crimella's said...

I don't like to cook either. I do cook though...sometimes. I'm like you, I'd much rather bake. And I definitely don't like grocery shopping. That's something the Hubs loves to do. We try to switch who cooks each night. We don't do many elaborate meals but they're home cooked so I guess its good. You guys will figure it out.

And don't forget...your hubby loves you, home cooked meals or not!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Honestly, you just have to do it! haha

I've tried the schedules and everything else. What we finally decided was that each of us would pick one meal a week (so three meals) and we'd get the groceries over the weekend and when it suited during the week, I'd make those three meals. On the days I couldn't cook, we'd eat leftovers. And that's about it :)

Little Beachs said...

I dont think it gets any easier being a stay at home mom and get dinner ready. at least not for me. The only reason I grocery shop is because my little girl like it so thats the easiest part of my day.
Sorry I cant help!

Bon Bon said...

Ok, I'll have to email you some easy starter recipes:-) I've been cooking since I was 11, and it is kinda fun! I ALWAYS loathe going to the grocery store though. It's a happy day when my hubby can go with me, or my bestie. xoxo

Tatiana said...

I used to hate cooking, mostly because I wasn't any good at it. But now I LOVE it! This doesn't mean at all that I'm actually doing it every night. There are weeks when I would much rather relax and eat out, or just have hot dogs and burgers. Haha. Good think we've married some awesome dudes, right? Either way, I think you are a great wife.

Julie said...

I think we really are the same person! Not into shopping, hates cooking...yup, sounds like me! I'm exactly the same way when it comes to this. I just don't like cooking. I think the worst thing about it is knowing there will be so many dishes and pans to clean afterwards! I've always said if I ever get rich, first thing I'll do is hire a cook....love to eat, but hate to make it! I'd rather clean! :)

kendrasue said...

So I didn't read through all 52 of your comments so I hope I don't repeat anything but I make a meal plan 2 weeks at a a time and then grocery shop for those items. It usually comes to about 9-10 meals for the 14 days. And then the other days we achieve to eat the leftovers but usually end up eating out. And yes...we eat the same things a lot. The easiest foods that I make but that we really like are tacos, spaghetti and then roast in the crockpot. SO delicious!

Lindsay @ My Happily Ever After said...

I totally HATE grocery shopping!!! I make it more tolerable by going to Starbucks first to have a little treat while I shop, it makes me more relaxed and happy about the whole thing since I know I get a yummy drink to cruise the aisles with :)

Also, I only plan about 4 meals for the whole week. That way, we can have leftovers 1 or 2 nights, maybe eat out or do take out one night, or also have people over or go to a friend's house for dinner. Not having to come up with 7 different meals at one time makes meal planning simpler for me! I'll usually throw in a couple EASY things (burritos or tacos, raviolis with a meat sauce..) and a couple of meals which involve a little more effort (chicken parmesan, beef bourgignon..). Whatever you make, your hubby will love and appreciate :)

Jennifer said...

Make the hubs shop with you! It helps me when I'm feeling like i'm dreading the store (which I am today! bleh. dont wanna!). Granted, if its a fun store like a Trader Joes or Whole Foods or even Fresh Market, then I am alll about it! I'll go alone and love it! or Bring the hubs and love it even more.

PS: Since I'm home a lone all week... i'm making the most random things and snacks to eat and calling it food. So believe me, I can relate to how you feel twinnie!

What are your fav foods? im sure I could come up with an easy recipe for ya! <3

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Monique said...

When you DO cook, make enough for leftovers. When I'm exhausted the last thing I want to do is go in the kitchen (and I really like cooking). The easiest, yet most impressive is baked chicken. Mix together breadcrumbs and whatever spices you like (tonight it is Herbs de Provence and a little garlic powder) then dredge (coat) slightly damp, thawed chicken breasts through it. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness. Add a side of veggies and your golden :)

Allison said...

I'm so with you on the cooking thing. I only like cooking with someone else. Honestly blogging inspired me to start cooking more. It's like my cooking accountability partner. I found the Pioneer Woman cookbook and can't stop! Her recipes are so easy to follow (step by step with PICTURES!) I think like with anything else you have to build up your confidence in the kitchen. You can do it! Set a goal (2 meals a week) and once you get a few good recipes make a rotation so you can have the ingredients on hand.

Chelsea said...

Ok I have no cooking advice.

lets move on to the important stuff.

i just saw your hubby is a fireman. which makes me love yall ever MORE. go meggies hubby go meggies hubby (are we close enough for me to call you meggie? yes? ok awesome)

two: i just wanted to give you a big fat virtual hug and thank you to your friends for creating that AMAZING diet coke cake, because i made one for my lovely little cubicle work friend today!! YAY!!

Katie said...

Thats EXACTLY how I look when I grocery shop...always with a swanky hat, poofy dress, and posse in tow! :)

But seriously...I lurvvve cooking and menu planning! And since we're on a {major} budget, I have to use a menu to stay on track with spending! I use online recipes lots, use a lot of {frozen} chicken, cause its cheap, and have found that cream of chicken is my bff. girl, if you spend a day with me, I could make you a menu-planner extraordinaire!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

I hope you get lots of good tips and share them! I am right there with you! I feel like cooking is my one downfall in the wife department! I do not like it! For awhile, I did a cooking challenge with myself where I cooked a new recipe once or twice a week. I have a tab for it on my blog if you want some ideas! Of course I haven't really cooked a new recipe in months now :)

LC said...

What? I definitely look like that when I grocery shop, who doesn't? hehe
I usually hate cooking too unless I'm cooking for a group of people because it seems like so much work for just 1 or 2 people. My friend just turned me on to crock pot cooking because you can throw stuff in there and have a great meal without much work, but you do have to plan ahead an hour or two.

Ashley said...

aww you are too cute! i don't like to cooke either so i have no awesome tips :(i have full confidence that you and your hubby will enjoy a "real" meal real soon ;)

Heather said...

I HATE cooking, seriously...loathe it! I'm glad that Nathan is an excellent cook. I'm going to be a bad wifey!

Amanda C. said...

I also feel like a terrible wife for not cooking, although I'm a terrible cook. My husband does most of the cooking and the maintenence stuff around the house. I am tired when I get off and most days my hubby isn't home,so why cook? On my days off I just want to lounge. What's a girl to do?

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Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Girl I hate to cook that is why I have the I Do Cookbook, it is one of my sponsors but I do love it. It is setup for the newly wed who doesnt want to cook but does it to eat and survive ha. So check it out you might like it.

Write it in Lipstick

Sunny & Star said...

I actually love to cook and bake. I love cooking meals for other people.

But I hate cleaning. I have to fight to make myself clean. I guess it is a good thing that I'm not generally a very messy person.

Jenny said...

That sounds like a perfect day off to me!

I hate the grocery store too. I say find easy meals with few ingredients and then it isn't so bad. There are some awesome cooking/recipe blogs and I always find great stuff on those! Good luck!

Alexis Kaye said...

Haha, Awh you are too darn cute! I think of grocery shopping like getting ready in the morning. I HATE getting ready. Make up? Heels? Combing my hair? (yes I'm serious) NO THANKS YOU. But when I actually do it, I feel better, and I'm more likely to keep doing it. I've gotten to the point where I love grocery shopping because I love having yummy healthy food I like in the house. It also makes me feel good when the fiance comes over and I have food and can cook him something he likes. He takes care of me in so many ways, so it's one of the few ways i take care of him in return.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Oh my gosh girl, I don't think I'm the right person to be giving advice (just had supper... nachos/salsa and greek yogurt... from the tub!) but when I do decide to be healthy and grown-up and all I grab my Jamie Oliver Food Revolution book, seriously good- and easy- recipes that are quite quick to make.

Also, food blogs are addictive. But they will give you major food envy! You have an adorable blog! xx

Michaela said...

You're so funny! I love how every time we talk you're eating pizza. I'm with you though, it's hard to think of things to cook and find time to get to the store (or the energy!) hehe. My favorite things are form Trader Joes and you don't have that...that's an issue!