The same thing happens when I'm out of town. I think about all the stuff I could get done at home and yet many times when I'm home, I dream of hitting the road, taking a trip, being somewhere else.
What is it about human nature that makes us (or at least me) do that?
For instance today during my break at work, I scanned three Everyday Food magazines for dinner ideas, made my list, stopped at the store, and yet now that I'm home? On the computer. Hungry, but not hungry enough I guess. Truthfully, my plans were changed because Steve and I needed to do run an errand and because of that, we decided to eat out, but still, this happens a lot.
I've really slacked off cooking lately for a variety of reasons, but one of them has to do with boredom. Cooking the same old standbys has led our meals to deteriorate even further to cereal for dinner. Two nights in a row. On the weekend. Sad.
So today, I planned and purchased the ingredients for the following meals:
- Vegetable Pad Thai
- Braised Chicken w/ Orange and Scallions
- Lemony Smashed Potatoes
- Spatchcocked Chicken w/ Tomatoes
- Spring-Vegetable Couscous w/ Chicken (leftover from the spatchcocked chicken)
Sounds delicious, no? These are all from the May, 2009, and May, 2010 issues. I'll keep you posted on the details as we get to them.