We altered our routine today.
So instead of me cooking and preparing right before our meal times, The Hub suggested that I cook all our meals first thing in the morning…and he would be the one to drop the girls off to school.
How’d it go?
Well. It was hard. It was like a kitchen marathon. Prep. Clean up. Cook. Clean up. By the time I finished cooking, I was sweating and thinking “I can’t do this everyday 😥.”
But there was this memorable joy and peace as I cooked and a happy relief after the cooking was done. 🤔
So would I do it again?
What did I cook?
Tocino. Longanisa. Garlic fried rice. Vinegar sauce. I chopped up some roma tomatoes and sliced a cucumber.
Spinach salad with: mandarins, sweet onion, sliced strawberries and chopped cashews. I dressed the salad with a from-scratch vinegarette.
Garlic-seasoned fried pork steak. Pork steak topping that included sauteéd sweet onions with peaches and other seasoning. From-scratch mashed potatoes. Homemade gravy.
Here’s an image of the spread:
With no prep beforehand except the ideas of what I was going to cook, this took me a total of 3 hours (Can you tell what 👩🏻🍳-level I’m at? 😉).
And that’s it for my story about routine. I wish you and your home find that optimal routine (if you can and if you need it 🙏🏻).
I acknowledge Creator – without Him/Her/It, nothing is; I acknowledge the Canadian and Treaty 1 Land my Peoples and Elders have been allowed entry and resources to live and prosper; I acknowledge our Elders who made their choices to leave their Motherland, sacrificed many aspects of their lives told and untold, and aimed to give the next generation better opportunities than what they had; I acknowledge our various Peers from past and present who taught us lessons, showed us skills, and provided us with good company; I acknowledge the Growing Generation After Us who look to us for guidance, knowledge, and example – may you find, choose, and do what is GOoD.
Imagine I’m holding a drink and you’re holding a drink: 🍻. 😁