It’s probably obvious that I love to cook. Generally, it relaxes me, and I certainly love the results of my time in the kitchen. But, I do get burnt out, and there comes the ocassional week where I just dig in my heels like a toddler throwing a tantrum and mentally yell “But, I don’t WANT to cook!” There are various reasons for this, ranging from being tired to not wanting to clean the kitchen when I’m done to just plain wanting to do other stuff. It just happens.
That’s this week. Yes, there’s a meal plan. Yes, the ingredients are in the house. No, I don’t have any motivation to get into the kitchen and get the almonds roasted or the coconut granola made.
I’ve never found a remedy for this, though I’ve tried everything from making some new and (theoretically) exciting recipe to going out to dinner to remind myself why we don’t do so very often. Mostly, I just try and push through it. Sometimes, I try and push Thadd through it (and he usually cooperates, but this isn’t the week for that due to his finals).
This does carry over into blogging. Cooking apathy pretty directly translates, for me, into writing apathy. If I am not doing it, I don’t write about it. If I am not thinking about cooking, I don’t write about it. If I am not really that interested in particular food, I don’t write about it.
So this is me, pushing through. Cooking, and blogging, in the face of apathy.
Does this ever happen to anyone else?
- On the Menu: May 6-12 (eclecticedibles.wordpress.com)