Monday, March 22, 2010

Who stole my cooking mojo?

Matt & I can't seem to get motivated to get in the kitchen & cook anything interesting these days. We'll have a meal planned but as it gets closer to dinnertime we look at each other & say "I feel like going out." Maybe its the change of seasons. Officially, winter is over & we are tired of its heavy meals
#80 - Minneapolis
At the same time its too early for the first for the fresh spring vegetables to be available up here in Minnesota. This is the tricky part of trying to eat more seasonally & locally. It's really made us realize how much more we need to freeze this year to get through next winter. I have a feeling once we can start hitting the farmers markets again & see that first asparagus, greens & rhubarb we'll be inspired again. Until then hopefully we can find a few dishes to keep us interested...and you too.
#79 - Snowdrops - First flowers of spring
(The first snowdrops of spring give us some hope!)

On to Menu Planning Monday....

Cheese Ravioli with Garlic Scape Pesto - Using the pesto we made last spring & froze

Cherry & Almond Crusted Ham - One of those dishes we put off last week

Grilled Steak - The snow pile in front of the grill has finally melted & we can get to the grill again

Pasta with Crescenza-Stracchino with tomatoes & roasted red peppers - We are addicted to this cheese

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

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Beth (jamandcream) said...

We all go through phases of not really wanting to cook much. I really did not feel like cooking anything while I was pregnant. I'm sure you'll get your cooking mojo back soon

Stacey Snacks said...

You need to take a week off like I did. You will get some good new ideas and not feel so pressured.
Once the pretty spring produce comes into the markets, you will have a whole new outlook.
Goodbye winter foods. enough already! I want spring!

Kate said...

I'm in the same non-motivated boat, aimlessly swinging my paddle and thinking about Spring vegetables, not hearty winter fare. I did get out though, and enjoyed an amazing Spring meal at Muffeletta, which lifted my spirits. Still, I need more mojo too.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I usually go through cycles like that as well. . .I'd be happy to cook for a month, then the next two weeks nada. Sometimes, it's just a matter of having new recipes to try, sometimes not wanting to eat anything. . .The fitness thing is a challenge too, don't you think?

vanillasugarblog said...

it happens to all of us. i took time off last summer and it was good, i missed everyone, but i needed a break.

Stephanie said...

I just failed to cook anything for my family for TWO WEEKS! So don't worry, as long as you keep posting, we'll keep reading.

Thistlemoon said...

I totally know how you guys feel. I am so bummed that I don't feel like cooking much! I blame the packing and moving preparations! LOL!

grace said...

it wasn't me who stole your mojo--mine's on the blink as well. :)

Sook said...

I've been there. Sometimes, homemade dish just doesn't sound all that great. :)

Lori said...

I went through that same funk a couple months ago- a month that I rarely posted. My husband and I ate a lot of sandwiches that month. And soups that I had stand by that were purees that were frozen. I didnt even feel like looking at blogs or Tastespotting. Then of course the wave came back.

I cant wait for Farmers market to begin.

Lo said...

Trust me, I can relate. We've been in a slump lately more for lack of time than lack of inspiration -- but it's really cramping my style.

That said, your weekly menu looks pretty inspiring. That scape pesto sounds fabulous.

Lori said...

So wild that I just read this because I know exactly what you mean. I have been feeling that way this week. I'm a little burned out and what I'm really looking forward to is grilling and fresh vegetables. But neither the grill nor produce are here yet. I'm still eating healthy, fresh stuff, it just isn't exciting enough to post about.

Steff said...

I'm sure you know you're not alone. In fact, Elise over at blogged about have a similar problem with her cooking muse. I've run into the same problem too. Last time was at the holidays, which made it tough. More frustrating for me, personally, is when my writing muse runs and hides from me. Grr...

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