Monday, December 01, 2008

Can cook, wont cook.

I've written before about how hard it can be to eat when you are on your own. Cooking for two is easier than cooking for one. You have two people to share the workload; be it the cooking or the washing up. Many ingredients are setup for meals for two or more, not one. So you cook for two nights, and that involves reheating and it is the same meal two nights in a row. Yuck.

Another problem with cooking for one is that whenever you invite people round for dinner it becomes a much bigger chore. Many of my friends are now married so cooking for one goes to cooking for three, or even five. There is a much bigger difference in difficulty when moving from one to three or more people. More prep work, more washing up (lots more), and so on. It takes me a while to pluck up the courage to arrange a dinner party.

The final thing about cooking that is hard work is this. If I feel down I do not feel like cooking, so I do not cook or eat properly. If I am enjoying work I have a habit of working late (in fact sometimes even when I'm hating work I work late which is very sad), in these cases I get back from work at 8pm or later at which point I'm too tired to eat properly.

So as you can see eating properly is not easy for me. All these behaviours are learned, and bad, but I still have them. I could either change them, or I could implore scientists to invent a food pill. Guess which I am hoping for.


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