I don’t know what’s happening, but I just haven’t been feeling the cooking love this last week. Maybe this is the dénouement of the exciting wedding weekend? Maybe I’m feeling spoiled after a few weeks of eating out on trips and with visitors? I dunno.
The net result, though, is that we plan meals and then don’t feel like making/eating them, and THEN end up with stuff in our fridge that needs to be used before going bad. Last night’s asparagus was intended to be eaten with pork chops, which were intended to be grilled about a week ago. Instead they’re in the freezer, waiting to be used later in the week (perhaps) (if we don’t flake out again), and the asparagus was perfect with our snacky cheese dinner. Tonight’s chicken breasts were intended for this recipe from Bon Appetit, but then we got lazy, and then we ate the peppers with something else, and then and then and then…sigh.
SO in the end, we had chicken and pasta. I sliced the chicken breasts into cutlets and browned them in the cast iron skillet with garlic and a little butter. While the pasta was boiling, I melted some of last night’s City Goat in the skillet, then tossed it with the pasta and served it immediately. Simple and flavorful, and on the table in under 30 minutes. I suppose if this is what ‘not cooking’ looks like in our house, we’re still doing better than most.
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Or maybe the reason you aren’t in the mood for in-kitchen work is because spring is sprunging and the outdoors beckons. Insomuch as cooking is part of nesting, that is. In spring we all wanna roam.