Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ok, I need to rant

So I'm sitting in Pizza Delicious in the Bywater, waiting for my Mezzi Rigatoni made with local veggies and pesto. I'm breaking my own Ultra-Strict rule because the pasta isn't local made, but I didn't intend to find myself here and I'm freaking hungry. 

I'm finding meal planning challenging. I have to be at work early, so to be able to cook myself breakfast I have to get up earlier then normal if I don't want to be a starving grumpy person all day. And I ate all my expensive yogurt so my options are eggs. I can't eat eggs everyday. My stomach started hurting today, in like a "yo, too much dairy and meat" kind of way. 

I'm a responsible person. But if I'm honest with myself, I'm still the combination of a 15 year old boy and crazy cat lady. My life is spontaneous and lazy. I haven't felt like cooking much because I'm so tired when I get off work. And while I'd love to eat at some of the fancy restaurants that are participating, I can't necessarily afford to on top of the groceries I've been buying (or find someone to eat with, but lets not talk about my single person problems right now). 

And like now; I needed to run down town last minute to pick up my bike. Bike wasn't ready. Now I have to wait. I'm hungry. Options? Not many (thank you Pizza Delicious, for all you do).

Lets talk about how my fridge continues to freeze everything and ruin my produce even if I do feel inspired to cook. Or, lets talk about how I can't cook rice correctly even if my 15 year old boy self depended on it. Yeah, I'm looking forward to that big pile of mush. 

I'm gonna have to rethink this. I tried to prep some meals, but my heart just isn't in it. I'm definitely being more effected by cutting caffeine out then I thought I would. I'm not giving up, but I think just because milk and meat are local, doesn't mean I have to include them so much more into my diet. Perhaps a way to look into the week ahead is with more strict purchasing; instead of going for the box of general produce, purchase what I KNOW I'm gonna use. 

Alright, thanks for letting me vent. I'm really looking forward to the locavore market this weekend and the biking farm tour! Whoop!

1 comment:

  1. You need to give yourself a break on the coffee (French Truck!), and then everything else will seem a lot easier. Promise. I learned this when Tibo reached about 6 weeks old and I realized that coffee tasted good again. It was a life-changer to resume drinking it. (But I do admire your drive to do this correctly!)