Give me a toilet to clean any day but please don't make me figure out what's for dinner.
Recently, coming up with a weekly or even daily menu has been like torture. I am completely uninspired when it comes to dinner. Most of the time the kids complain about what I have made, unless it's chicken nuggets and fries. Or breakfast for dinner, which we have about once a week. And new recipes don't help because it takes longer to make something for the first time than it does to make something I've made a million times.
And my goal is to spend as little time as possible on meals. I find no joy in preparing or eating them. It's just another thing to do so we don't all, you know, starve to death.
It's not as if my family is a bunch of ingrates. They're not. In fact there have been several meals recently that have earned reviews like, "you make the best steak ever mom." And it makes me feel good, but it doesn't make me feel motivated or excited to make more meals.
It's like I have dinner depression.
So here I sit with a blank grocery list in front of me and an empty fridge and I'm stuck. What do I make for dinner for the next few days? What should I buy at the grocery store. Milk, eggs, cheese, bread are obvious because we are completely out of those. And peanut M&M's. I'm out of those too.
And the grocery list is just mocking me and I hate it.
How much longer do I have to do this?