Instead ... today I had lunch with transcendancing. We were supposed to meet at Tiger Tiger but they were closed so instead we had dessert at the Globe. There's something so decadent about sipping a lemonade in the foyer of a hotel.
On the way home I ran an errand that got another monkey off my back! woohoo! That's two now. I wonder how many more I can get done this week.
Then I was tired. I typed up the draft of the article. Sorted some more of my hexagons and then I got a second wind and cooked a chilli chickpea and eggplant curry for dinner and whilst that was cooking, I put together and baked a vegetarian lasagne. I think that was the first proper curry I have cooked myself in about 3 maybe 4 years. What's up with that? The house smelled divine all afternoon and I remembered how it can be fun to cook. I can't believe I let things slide so far for so long.
The cooking thing is working out well. When everything is cooled and I have popped the meal serves in the freezer I'll know how many I made today. But I'm working to some rules with the cooking and that's really working out well. Firstly, everything has to be planned, no winging it. I went to the shops yesterday armed with a list for 4 separate dishes and its been a dream just being able to pull out all the ingredients to cook each dish when I decide to. I think I will try and keep meal planning up this coming year. Secondly, no cooking the same dish twice and to that end, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone and cooking new dishes. Thirdly, I can only cook one thing at a time and I have to clean up as I go. It's going well.
And! I finally made rice in my rice cooker properly! I think there is a mistake in the instructions!!