I know what to do; plan, shop, prepare. Just like we all know how to lose weight; eat less, move more. The hard part is the doing. And while my husband will "help" with dinner or shopping on occasion, the real execution is up to me. I work fewer hours than he does, so it is a fair trade. However, years of putting dinner on the table most nights for a family of five has left my creative genius in the kitchen at a standstill. I've basically had it. So in order to get motivated I need lots of support and encouragement from my husband. For example when I say "How does blah, blah, blah sound for dinner", he needs to say "Fabulous, honey. Great idea". Or better yet, "That sounds delicious! How 'bout I make the salad?" Okay I know I am dreaming, but work with me here.
My first step is to brainstorm a list of dinners we like to prepare at home. Basic, I know, but too often I stand in the kitchen and all I can come up with is grilled chicken. Again? Really? Is that all there is to eat for dinner? Also, I really don't like to grocery shop, so this is another hurdle. I tend to buy too much so I won't have to do it again real soon, and then I end up throwing away food which I really hate to do. So I think that basic menu planning with a list is going to be the key for me. In the words of Nike, "Just Do It"! I will pick Ann's brain and would be interested in any recommendations you have for easy dinners at home. I can do it! (Do you ever have these weird motivational conversations with yourself or is it just me?) Send me your hints, tips, helpful suggestions. Anything that works for you I am interested in. Thanks for your input! I will track my progress and keep you posted. Don't expect miracles overnight. Remember, baby steps.
Now, what's for dinner? Ugh! Okay, chin up. Positive thoughts....just not another grilled chicken! :)