Now We’re Cooking!

One of my goals in the Hot 100 is to eat out less and cook more. It’s only been a few days, but so far, so good! I haven’t had a single restaurant-prepared meal in three days, and normally I would have had at least 2 (it is the weekend…).

My husband seems to be on board, and even suggested making turkey lasagna for dinner tonight. This is particularly fabulous of him because he’s not a huge fan of red sauce dishes (crazy, right?) but knows how much I love lasagna. We had a good time preparing it, substituting some healthy alternatives where we could (like whole wheat pasta and part skim ricotta), and man was it delicious! I’ll be freezing individual portions for when I need a quick meal – probably when I’m eating alone, since my husband is likely lasagna-ed out for a while.

I’m actually enjoying cooking dinner, which is a huge surprise. Of course, it’s still an effort to get off my butt and do it. Hopefully that will get easier once this becomes more of a habit. Food seems much more satisfying after the effort put into cooking it.

Not that I’ve ever had a problem with being dissatisfied by food… ahem.

5 Responses to “Now We’re Cooking!”

  1. South Beach Steve Says:

    Great start to The Hot 100! Eating at home can be a real challenge, but it is amazing how much better it tastes, not to mention how much better it is for us. Great job!

  2. angiepalin Says:

    glad to hear your cooking! I love making my own food so that I know exactly what is in them.

  3. Lynn Says:

    That's awesome! Hubby and I work hard on cooking at home. One of my goals in the Hot 100 is to try a new recipe each week. I mentioned it to hubby and he pulled out the recipe books and indicated which ones he wanted to try first! Note that he does most of the cooking!

    Re: lasagna — I am also NOT a fan of white sauces but my hubby is. Some times when I make lasagna for him, I use thinly sliced grilled zucchini in place of half of the noodles.

  4. Kimberly Says:

    Oooh – I wish I heard your zucchini idea before I made the lasagna… next time. If you find any fabulous and healthy recipes, send them my way!

  5. Kimberly Says:

    Oooh – I wish I heard your zucchini idea before I made the lasagna… next time. If you find any fabulous and healthy recipes, send them my way!