January 1, 2013 Happy New Year!
I thought I would cook more foods for this meal. Turns out I just was not hungry enough for all I planned so, I prepared less.
No photo of the salad, but I prepared an apple, kiwi, and raisin salad and ate that around Noon. . I just wasn’t hungry until around 3 PM.
I use appliances and can do the type meals I want in a relatively short time, so I’m quite flexible about making changes on the spur of the moment. I also don’t like having a lot, lot of leftovers. Don’t mind enough leftovers for one or two repeats, but that’s all. Yes, many people like to freeze leftovers and cook in large quantity for that purpose. That’s great if you enjoy doing that.
I steamed the cabbage with bell pepper and onion in the rice cooker for about 15-20 minutes. I bought a can of black eye peas this year instead of soaking peas and cooking. All I had to do was heat the amount of peas for this meal and I have enough left for one more meal this week. I baked the sweet potato in the microwave. The cornbread muffins were prepared a couple of days ago so I only had to heat those today. I do bake my cornbread muffins in a toaster oven.I usually prepare one 6 muffin pan batch, which last me about three meals.
I try to prepare easy, fast, economical meals with a budget in mind. My methods of cooking or choice of food are not suitable for everyone. However, I know some elderly people, folks with health problems, or someone cooking for 1 or 2 just simply won’t eat as well or often if they have to stand over a cookbook and stove all day.
I do this blog to keep up with what I eat, by choice. If I help anyone else or inspire them to cook or eat better—then that’s great. I make no claims that my way is anything but my way and my choice. I like using appliances that I set the timer and it shuts off if I get busy and forget to look the second I needed to. LOL I’m sure many of you know what I mean. I do admire the real cooks that enjoy the fancier, more difficult, and time consuming type labor of love that they manage to do. It’s just not what I do anymore.
After all the Holiday eating of more food than usual and richer foods (lol) I really enjoyed the simple meal today. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.