I have been married FOREVER -- 47 years in July. I have been a stay at home mom for 44 of those years. You would think I would have learned something, wouldn't you?
Fast forward to now. I don't care for cooking and Hubby doesn't really care of my cooking. In all honesty, I don't really blame him. The reality of it is -- I don't much care for anything that goes on in the kitchen.
However, after his small stroke last week we have come to the stark realization that we have to mend our evil ways. After a dressing down by the general practice doctor I have pulled out all my diabetes books and, following the eating plan they had him on in the hospital, we are now following an 1800 calorie diabetic plan.
I am eating the same food and not doing too badly planning the meals according to the exchanges. We certainly aren't hungry and I have been reasonably successful in making it palatable enough for this meat and potatoes guy.
So, why am I dysfunctional? It has been so long since I have done anything like this that I don't think about cooking anything until it is time to put it on the plate which means nothing is thawed out, nothing is washed and prepped, and here I stand .....
So, I am having to think ahead. I am having to restock my kitchen and find my storage dishes. I am also aware that I am going to have to buy more measuring utensils so I don't have to keep washing them as I prep.
And the dishes --oh the amount of dishes is much more than I had figured. Prepping three meals and washing the dishes is like taking me all day.
There has to be a more efficient way, I just haven't figured out what it is yet,
Now, make no mistake, I am not complaining. I am so thankful this man is still here for me to measure out his cereal and weigh his vegetables that there are no words to express my gratitude.
But, oh my goodness, the dishes!