Today I managed to get up off the couch and out the door for the briefest of moments. I've been inspired by a few of you to get back into cooking properly and freezing single serve meals for later. I used to do that all the time when I first moved out of home - maybe that's part of the settling into grownupness? I don't know why I stopped. Probably at some point round the onset of the OCD.
I've been justifying not cooking meals for myself by saying that it's too hard for just one person. But that's crap and I've not been eating all that well for ages. My fridge has looked like a bachelor's since I moved in here with like marg, vegemite, Baileys and a can of Coke. And my freezer has had a tub of ice cream and that's it for pretty much the whole time I've lived here. And the thing is, you don't always feel like cooking or thinking about what to cook and when your cupboards are bare anyway, bad eating habits happen.
So today was a lovely day - not too cold, a blue sunny day. My afternoon commitment got cancelled and I had the whole luxurious afternoon ahead of me. I did get some sewing done - photos later. I actually cranked out the iron and started ironing my patchwork fabrics for proper storage in my studio (heh). And I decided to make a cooking schedule, wrote out shoppping list and then went and bought stuff.
So tonight I made 3 lots of my tuna and veg pasta bake. Haven't finished baking the final two so I'm not sure how many meals I ended up getting. I also made half a dozen muffins and am vaguely contemplating doing a second batch to freeze tonight. Later in the week I am going to try out eggplant moussaka and I will also try a broccoli noodle stirfry recipe I found. I can't believe how much easier it is to cook when you have a plan. Preparation. Who knew?!