What the heck?!?

Food…What is it about food?  I’m either into it, and creating recipes like mad, or it’s Ritz Crackers and cheese or Shredded Wheat for dinner.   And I’m stuck in that rut of cereal for dinner, or the easiest meal I can come up with.  Lately, it’s been my local market for a pre-made salad, or a rotisserie cooked chicken.  Or Trader Joe’s for whatever freezer stuff they have on sale.

All of which means I’ve been eating like crap.  Not enough good healthy foods.  My feeble attempt at trying to start cooking again has led me down the path of “buy stuff I am not going to cook that will rot away in the refrigerator”.

Take a look over there to the right of your screen and you’ll see the archive listing.  November 2010 was my last post?!  Really?!?  What the heck have I been doing for all these months.

Oh, yeah.  Cereal.

*bangs head on desk*

The most adventurous I’ve been able to come up with is a rhubarb pie, and even that little bit of simplicity sucked.  My pie dough looked as though a first time baker had done it.  Worse, perhaps, because my first pie dough was really good!

I’m going to try and start with some simple things this coming weekend.  I’m going to a picnic/bbq/fireworks/alcohol..thing.  I’ll make a couple of items:   Some chicken cutlets.  Some potato salad.  Some fruit salad.  Nothing mind blowing, just good, wholesome dishes.

I guess we’ll see.  If you start seeing posts here, I’ve found my food grooooove again. Otherwise, I’ll be back later.  Really.


1 Comment

  1. I have been reading your food blog and have really enjoyed it. As a fellow foodie, I have a blog about my quest for the ultimate hamburger, I wanted to share this link and project that I have been following as I think they have an very interesting idea for a short film that will appeal to foodies.

    A team of documentary short film makers is making a film about the regional foods which are disappearing from our grocery store shelves. Once, the grocery store reflected the foods and culinary heritage of each region of our country. There was a time that Coors beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River, and Moon Pies only existed in the South. Small regional food companies are being bumped from the store shelves, and we are losing these food traditions.

    These are those foods that maybe your grandparents had in their pantry and you refused to eat. Things (and these are real) like mudfish in a jar, sauerkraut juice, and canned snake. They are looking for input on regional foods in your area, like those strange food items on the top shelf that you have no idea how they are used or what to cook with them.

    The film will include calling the makers of these unique foods and learning the history and reason behind why mudfish is available in a jar. Then they will have a big food tasting offering volunteers the chance to taste these items and give their feedback.
    I hope you can suggest possible regional foods or ask your readers. You can learn more about the project on their website http://www.indiegogo.com/10MinuteFilms

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