What’s for supper? Chicken-spinach quesadilla

October 21, 2009 § 1 Comment

The last couple of weeks have been exhausting.  Big, stressful deadlines, extra meetings, doctor’s appointments and other events to go to.  Oh wait, that’s normal life.  (I claim the right to be a little extra exhausted however, because I just passed an exam that my career was basically riding on)  At any rate, I shlocked my way through it, only once turning to a frozen pizza for help – though I’ll admit that I also ate spaghetti at practically every meal for several days in a row.  Actually during stressful weeks, I often find it a relief to cook in the evening.  You get to take out your aggression by taking a knife to the vegetables.  You get to prove to yourself that you really are productive by taking a handful of ingredients and transforming them into something tasty.  And then, no matter how stressful the day was, you can take some time to sit and eat, just concentrating on the meal and your dining companions, letting other things slip away for the moment.

But, that brings me to today.  Today I finally had nothing major going on.  I got enough sleep last night.  I went for a bike ride through the beautiful fall weather.  I had the time to roll up my sleeves, reach for my cutting board, and whip up something absolutely fabulous in the kitchen.  And I really, really, really didn’t feel like it.  I had no desire to cook.  Whatsoever.  However, a nagging voice in my mind reminded me that I also didn’t really want to spend the money to go out to eat, now did I, and that I had perfectly good food in the fridge I should use up so as not to be wasteful, and that I would feel much better about myself if I didn’t give in to the corporate food system, blahblahblah… « Read the rest of this entry »

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