Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008

Yes, I'm cranky!

I'm at work, looking at food blogs and tons of wonderful recipes and I wish for nothing more than to go home right now and COOK!
Somehow I'm always motivated the most when there is no chance to cook at all. Like right now. In around five hours I'll be able to make dinner. I hate this.
I mean honestly, I like my job. I love it actually. Because for me it's not work, it's more like a hobby. But to get off work at six means I'll be home at seven which leaves me with dinner at eight. ARGH!

My plan for tonight: Roasted Mustard Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Bell Pepper, Spinach & Quinoa.


Jennifer hat gesagt…

I know what you mean. I keep telling myself I have to stop looking at food blogs at work since it is kind of torture (and what am I doing right now?). But alas, that is not likely to happen.

I'm with you though, I love my job, I mean, I really enjoy what I do. I wouldn't necessarily call it akin to a 'hobby' as I'm not sure who would want to do data manipulation and reporting in their free time, but I like it as a way to pay the bills. Sounds like you have a pretty long work day though. I work 8 1/2 hours and generally get home just a little after 5 (and I take the bus!), so I'm pretty lucky. I'm on salary, but pretty much never have to work overtime, so.

Your dinner sounds fabulous! I bet you'll like quinoa.

Ashasarala hat gesagt…

I know how you feel. I work 9 hours a day and it's when I'm in work that I want to do everything in the world- cooking being a main thing. Then by the time I get home I am too pooped to do anything.

Ah, well. There's always the weekend!

Anonym hat gesagt…

I hate that feeling too! Sometimes I purposely choose ridiculously long recipes just so I can spend a few hours in the kitchen. Cooking is so much fun. I spend my evenings wondering what on earth I can make the next evening for dinner because there's so much to choose from!

Lizzy hat gesagt…

Jennifer - And here I am at work, checking food blogs again ;)

I have to work 8 hours a day which is pretty much standard. But I drive almost and hour until I'm there and work starts at 10(which is good, because I get to exercise in the morning). But when I get home at 7 it's already dark outside(at this time of the year) and I feel too exhausted to do much else than lying around. Ah well, every now and then I bake and cook and get active again =)

Sadly I didn't make quinoa. When I opened the cupboard green soy noodles I bought weeks ago fell into my arms and I figured they might go well with spinach and mustard sauce. Sadly they tasted like nothing and the consistence wasn't too great either.

Ashasarala - So true! And most of the time I'll catch up on the whole week by baking and cooking way too much =p

Romina - Me, too! Somehow it always takes me a long time, no matter what I cook. Guess I enjoy it so much that I unintentionally take all the time I need =)

T hat gesagt…

Its so true- restriction is sometimes the greatest source of inspiration. I really think that the only reason I started cooking again is that I started law school and all of a sudden went from a relatively free schedule to spending 8 hours a day sitting in a chair staring at my computer. Eventually, my mind was bound to wander to something a little more colorful than subject matter jurisdiction.

But the best part of it has been discovering all the vegan blogs. When I went vegan in college I wasn't aware of anything like this- now there is so much support and inspiration that its impossible to have to fall back on pita and hummus. (Although you could.) Now its impossible not to come up with the whole weeks dinner in class- there is just so much out there to choose from.

ChocolateCoveredVegan hat gesagt…

Thank you so so much for adding the links to your blog. I found out at work that the Pet Rescue website wasn't getting enough traffic and they were considering having to shut it down because they might not get enough advertisers without more traffic... so I of course do not want to see that happen!