It hasn't been all bad though. If I had to pick the best part of being stuffed up and sick with a cold/flu, it would be the freedom from having to decide what to cook for dinner each night. During the past two weeks, our evening meals were either soup or chowder right out of the can so there was almost no prep work and very little clean up. On the few evenings we felt like having something a little more substantial, my husband cooked or we ordered take out. Oh yes, how spoiled I have been while playing up this cold/flu for all it's been worth.
So now with the color back in my cheeks, my coughing under control and the wads of kleenex no longer bulging out of each pocket, it's back to reality. My husband came home for lunch today and just before leaving to go back to finish the afternoon, I hear those words I have not heard for two weeks "What's for dinner tonight?".
It's now back to standing in the kitchen with my head stuck in the freezer (and not for the hot flashes this time Lol!) rooting around and wondering "What am I going to make for dinner tonight?" That age old question that has plagued women since the Stone Age. As I glance through my pantry to see what groceries I still have on hand since before catching my cold, I decide on curry shrimp, steamed rice and chicken pad thai without the bean sprouts. Don't be impressed though, the curry sauce comes out of a jar, the shrimp are bagged in the freezer and so is the lone boneless, skinless chicken breast and the pad thai sauce is in a jar. All I have to do is cook the rice for the side dish, boil the rice noodles for the pad thai and open a couple of jars, heat everything up, throw in the shrimp and chicken and voila "Dinner".
So now I'm off to the kitchen to work my magic but before I do, I have just one question for you, "What are you making for dinner tonight?"