“Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you today,” she says while rubbing hands together in a calculated fashion.
Typically, my WIAW are pretty strategic, and I’m guessing no one is shocked by this. While I love to show you the good stuff, it’s not always realistic, and at the end of the day I want to share who I really am, the good, the bad, and the not cooking. That’s right, because today is the I’m Not Cooking edition, and now my arms are folded stubbornly across my chest and shouting in their non-verbal way, “I’m not cooking, and you can’t make me. So there.”
I know, you all thought I was perfect, right? Me and my cheese and butter loving ways. Alright, so maybe perfect is a stretch (good thing I’m flexible), but you probably assumed I do a fair bit of cooking, which is almost always true, with emphasis on the almost because I get tired too sometimes. There are days I don’t want to cook either, so instead of showing you my gloriously healthy homemade meals with a side of cheese, I thought I’d share a different day with you (don’t worry; there’s still cheese); a realistic day. This is what happens when Meghan goes bad, in a way you’ve never seen before (and I’m probably over dramatizing again).
On Monday I mentioned my extreme hours at the office last week, which were far too many, so by the time Friday rolled around, I was dog tired. I should probably make some kind of joke about dogs and me here, but nothing’s coming; now that’s sad. Back to last Friday, it was taking all my energy, plus an extra cup of coffee to get through my day, much less worry about food. Still, a girl’s gotta eat so here’s what went down.
Breakfast was a banana and a bowl of my granola with yogurt. You know I’m tired because I didn’t even take a silly self-portrait of me eating said banana, and both of these are recycled pictures because I wasn’t planning on this day being my WIAW. Somehow, I don’t think this will offend you.
Moving on, lunch was a Rice Bowl from Tea House Noodles, and mine was loaded with brown rice (master of the obvious), veggies, and a four bean medley, all swimming in a Coco-Ginger sauce. I devoured this bowl and even poured the leftover sauce down my throat.
Our office closed early on Friday, and I somehow managed to escape around 3 p.m.. Instead of relaxing, I went and got my hair cut, made a double batch of granola for the following week, and then hit up the grocery store for supplies. After spending to much money, mostly on food, I said to the Hubby, “I’m too tired to cook, so can we just order a pizza.” Since he has our favorite pizzeria on speed dial and because it has been far too long, he happily obliged.
My pie came topped with black olives and onions, and it was magnificent. Ridiculously unhealthy too, but sometimes (and in moderation) you have to indulge. I ate half of this pizza for dinner on Friday night and the other half for lunch on Saturday. No shame in my game.
There you have it; an entire day’s worth of eats, without me cooking a single thing… although I did cook the granola days before, but that’s a minor technicality.
Before I bid you adieu, I want to remind folks about Monday, where Food Bloggers are being called upon to do a post on hunger. It’s still not too late to sign up, so click here if you are interested.
Since Monday’s post is going to be about fighting hunger, our Week In Review link up party will resume on Tuesday (and stay open until Friday), so I do hope you join us. If you are a list lover and like to feel good about yourself, this link up is for you. Think about it and then just link about it.
In the meantime, I’ll be back on Friday for some salad shenanigans. Say what? You’ll have to come back to find out.
How often do you feel like not cooking, and what’s your favorite meal when you don’t want to cook?