I have every aspiration to be the type of person that spends a few hours every Sunday afternoon cooking, making enough food for the week so that when I get home from work, I can pop something in the microwave to reheat or open the fridge to grab pre-made potato salad or some other delicious meal.
Alas, I am not that kind of person. We’re lucky if we make it to both Costco and a regular grocery store on a Sunday to restock the kitchen for the week. Usually we do a major grocery shopping run once a month and I’m always astonished by the bill. But really, if you’re shopping for three people only once a month, you should expect to see triple digits.
Anyway, my point is that we haven’t done any major cooking or major grocery shopping for a few weeks and the fridge and cupboards are sort of bare. Not empty, but we’re at the stage where other ingredients are required to make anything decent (canned baked beans don’t count).
I think I have almost everything for black bean and corn soup, so I’ll probably make a modified version of this recipe and some gluten-free cornbread. The last time I made cornbread, it came out too dry, so I’m going to add creamed corn to see if that helps. Soup and cornbread sounds delicious. But after this meal, a grocery store run will definitely be required. We ran out of paper towels last week and I’m almost out of Chipotle napkins, which have been my go-to substitute.
As a full-time working mom, I hate mid-week grocery store outings. They have to happen after work and let’s face it, after work, I immediately change into my pjs and I just want to spend those precious few hours before bedtime playing with my son, not grocery shopping.
Do you spend a few hours on the weekend baking and cooking? How do you find the motivation?
What are your go-to, easy dinners? Inquiring, hungry minds want to know.