This week I was reminded of a joke I've heard frequently among author friends -
My favorite thing to make for dinner is ... reservations.
Clearly that is not the gang of authors who hang out here. But even those of us who love to cook sometimes have to just give it up and admit you just can't. It might be deadlines, or family issues, or in my case - a long recovery of my energy after being sick.
One of the weird things about this illness has been that I had absolutely no sense of taste and no interest in eating anything. I knew I was feeling better on Saturday when I really wanted to eat something. But I still didn't have the energy to cook.
Enter Whole Foods.
My husband is head over heels for the meatloaf that Whole Foods sells in the butcher department. I'm pretty fond of it myself. It's usually $6.99 a pound, but since a decent ground beef here would be over $5.50 a pound, I consider the extra couple of dollars well worth it because someone else has done all the work!
All I had to do was put it in a pan and cook. The rest was simple - peel, boil, and mash some potatoes and roast some broccoli.
That was it. The meal was so delicious I almost forgot to take a picture! It looks kind of pathetic because I'd already eaten some. But sooooo good.
I did manage to go out for a walk the other day.
The trees say autumn,
but the flowers in our church yard still say summer.