I like to eat, not cook

I don't like cooking. I do it because I have to and because I don't want to get fat again by being lazy in the kitchen, but it's not a hobby or passion. I'll never be up anyone's ass about proper technique or organic truffles from Indonesia or whereverthefuck they grow. That said, I do love to eat, and I love to eat food that tastes good, so I put a wee bit o' effort into making food taste delicious, while still adhering to my not-more-than-15ish-minutes-of-prep rule. (One day I'll find my scruffy faced manly man who will cook for me, but until then I have to fend for myself.)

Let's start with breakfast.

Really, you can use any veggies you need to get rid of. My favorite meals are the ones where I just throw everything I have into a bowl/pan/dish and see what happens. It's like Iron Chef, only nobody is yelling at me.

I made this pizza on a whim yesterday and SHITBITCH it's GOOD. It would also be good if you subbed salsa for the pizza sauce, which I'll try next time.

This stuffed pepper recipe is a slight variation of this one that my BFF recommended to me as an easy recipe to impress people. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients and omg so hard (twss), but it's not. Pinky swear. It's easyAF and a definite crowd-pleaser, as in people will ask you for this recipe. I made it for a date once and he texted me later asking for the recipe so he could make it for a date. (Wait, what? Yeah.) It can also easily be a vegetarian dish if you sub water for the chicken broth.

It comes out a little bit different each time I make it depending on the ingredients I have because "thinking ahead" and "making a shopping list" would be too easy, but every time is delicious.

As far as sides go, I tend to make a whole dish of something in the oven and eat it over a few days. Hellooooo, cauliflower. 

This is also how I make sweet potatoes and green beans. Sometimes I add honey to sweet taters if I'm feelin' frisky. Sweet potatoes take a little longer to cook as well - 350° for 1 hour.

Typically during the week I have plans on the weeknights that I don't have my kid. When I DO have him, we want to play outside until dark so I don't spend a ton of time in the kitchen (even though I'm a woman). For this reason, I cook a whole bunch on Sunday and portion it out. That way I really only have to cook one other night and that leaves plenty of time for riding bikes and killing bad guys, aka murking n00bz.

It also sets me up for the week as far as snacks go. Fail to plan, plan to fail. If my fridge isn't stocked with easy to grab healthy food, I'll definitely go grab something from Sonic. That's just real life comin' atcha. 

I don't believe in deprivation. I LOVE pizza and cheeseburgers, so I'm gonna eat them. I pile my pizza high with veggies and only eat a couple of squares at a time, though. I eat half a cheeseburger and save the rest for later, and rarely order fries. Moderation and planning is how you win at life, broseph.