Ed ended the weekend by telling me he’s got to eat better. On Saturday he ate his weight in Whoppers (that’s hard to do–malt balls aren’t exactly the heftiest candy). On Sunday, I made him a yolk-in-the-middle for breakfast, we stopped for burritos after church, and went to his sister’s to eat bratwurst for dinner.
Last night Ed walks into the kitchen while I’m chopping up vegetables for dinner. He looks longingly at the stove. There’s nothing there. No pots or pans. He says, “Whatcha doing?” I say, “Making dinner.” It dawns on him that we’re having salad for dinner, and he is none too pleased. I say, “I’m going to put chicken on it, and we have croutons.” Ed still pouts. “Do you want a cheese stick with your salad?” That’s better, but he is still not happy with my choice of dinner. “You said you wanted to eat better!” I retort. “Well, yeah, but I didn’t really mean it!” he says back. He is a meat and potatoes and more potatoes guy, and when I don’t supply enough carbs he tends to get a little cranky.
I want to start cooking healthier meals, but once the cold weather starts I turn to creamy casseroles and soups. Mmmm…comfort food. Grilling in the summer makes healthy cooking a whole lot easier. I really need a few good recipes–the baked chicken breasts I made last week flopped. They were dry like the desert. Ed brags that I’m a good cook, but I haven’t been lately.
On to other randomness…I have half my kitchen windows washed. I have half my daughter’s birthday invitations filled out. I have half my Halloween decorations put away. See a trend here? Either I am easily distracted, or I have two small children who are always bugging me. Or both.
At least Ed is the crabby one this week, and not me! I think he’s coming down from his Whoppers high….
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