I’m fairly lazy. Actually, really lazy when it comes to my personal life. My apartment is never actually completely clean, things remain in piles for weeks at a time. It’s also displayed in my empty walls, even though I’ve had plenty of free time this past month, I just haven’t gotten myself to get up and hang the darn picture frames. I’m also INCREDIBLY lazy when it comes to cooking.
I eat the same things all the time; breakfast is cereal or oatmeal and a banana, lunch is a quick sandwich, a bag of carrots, celery, and a cookie or something else sweet. Dinner is chicken breast – lathered in either BBQ sauce, salad dressing, or nothing at all to top a salad down the road. I especially love crockpots, and you can quickly guess why. I read recipes from Pinterest all the time, thinking that maybe one day I’ll finally make something a little bit different, or that involves more ingredients than just chicken and BBQ sauce, but I never do it.
Last week, I saw spaghetti squash at the grocery store, and impulsively bought it. I brought it home and looked for ways to prepare it, but everything mentioned 30 minute long cook times, and ingredients I didn’t own (parmesan cheese, as an example. I buy food on a need-to-eat basis, which doesn’t yield much culinary creativity). Ugh.
So, I bit the bullet and went back to the store to buy foods that I know I wouldn’t re-use in the future. Ricotta cheese? No thanks. But, the recipe sounded good so I went for it.
I don’t need to go into the grand details of me cooking this spaghetti squash, but in the end, I was proud of myself for doing it, as silly as that sounds. I’ve been living on my own for over a year, and there is still a lot for me to learn and adjust to. Hopefully, I’ll make a better habit of trying out new recipes on my own, even if they take more than 10 minutes to make.