"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, February 01, 2013


It was 'Ladies who lunch' day yesterday, with my two friends, Gill and Julie in Chester. It always amazes me that, as we study the menu, they each say something along the lines of, "Oh I think I'll have xxxxx because I'm doing zzzzzzz for tonight."
The reason that I am always so astounded is that I never know what I am cooking any earlier than the moment that I peer into the freezer around half past four in the afternoon and even then, it's anyone's guess as to what might leap into my line of vision - or not.
The good days, for me, are those when Keith says, "I'm not really hungry tonight. I'll just have a sandwich." That doesn't happen often, though.
What I'd really, really like is to open the freezer door and for something to leap out and cook itself. Well, it is the twenty-first century. You'd think someone would have invented a self-cooking meal!
(Ready meals don't count -  not proper food - far too many additives.)
OK, so, in case you haven't twigged, cooking is definitely not one of my favourite occupations and if any of you readers would like to volunteer for kitchen duties, on a non-payment basis, of course, feel free to let me know.
Meanwhile, I wonder what will jump out when I open the freezer door tonight?


cheshire wife said...

I do a supermarket shop once a week and plan a weekly menu. If I didn't then some nights it would be bread and cheese. That is assuming that we at least have them in the fridge!

Jennyta said...

I am organised with the shopping, CW. It's just the cooking I'm not keen on. :)

Cro Magnon said...

As the cook in our household, I like to think I am well organised. Menus are always planned one or two days in advance. Yes, I'm a right smarty-pants.

Jennyta said...

I think maybe my problem is that, when it comes to cooking, I am just lazy! ;-)


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