I made an informal pledge to myself to eat out less, meaning I want to make food at home (and lunch on the leftovers) more often. Tonight we made a terrific cream of tomato soup with homemade croutons and served it with bright, wilted baby greens on a bed of polenta. Good stuff.
However, along with the benefits of our tasty dinner came:
- A depressing number of dishes to do.
- A last-minute shopping trip to the farmer's market and store, inclusive of quite a bit of money spent on ingredients (slightly more than an average eating-out or ordering-in bill would have been), a lot of time wasted searching for basil, and a very heavy bag to drag home from work.
- Less time for non-cooking/cleaning activities.
- An extra loaf of bread (due to clogged communication channels) to go stale overnight.
- A general weariness.
This is going to even out eventually, right? I love to cook, but I can't do this every night.