Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ingredient overload...

Does anyone (but me) get really discouraged by a recipe that has like a billion ingredients.  It overwhelms me.  I like the recipes that are simple, few ingredients, and it helps if I have HEARD of the ingredients.   I can't even tell you how many times I find something that I will just die if I don't make... until I see the ingredients list and then all motivation is gone.  Poof!  Anyone else have this problem?

Peyton had a friend sleep over last night, so Pajha and I had a mommy/daughter movie night.  We picked a movie off of Netflix, popped some popcorn and sat down to watch it and I kid you not within ten minutes I was out like a light.  Slept through the whole thing.  This is PROOF for my husband that I don't only fall asleep to his shows.  ;)  For the past few weeks every time I sit down to watch TV with my hubby I pass out.  He likes to say that I only stay awake if it is something I pick.  Not true.  I just fall asleep every time I sit down.  The trick for me is to keep moving, keep busy.

I am really looking forward to tomorrow.  Back on our routine.  I love having the kids off school, getting to sleep in and all that jazz but honestly I really just love my routine.  Getting up early, out the door early, gym done with early.  I love it.  I need it.  I sat down with my friend over the weekend and we came up with a plan.  A gym/meal plan with a couple of small goals to work towards.  I need to get back on track and so far... it isn't going so well.  I am looking forward to starting with a clean slate tomorrow.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I am hitting the sack early tonight.  Sleepy!


  1. If there's more than four or five ingredients in something I won't make it! My husband and I have a couple of Jamie Oliver cookbooks and everything we've made from them has been amazing, but also such a pain in the neck. Most meals call for around 20 ingredients - and of course ones you don't have in the house and then only need a drop of. Case in point, we once made a $130 mac and cheese. Seriously.

  2. I am the same way! And I almost NEVER try a recipe with something I have never cooked with. I guess I'm not that adventurous! Ugh, I need to get back into a routine as well. I seriously have 150 shows DVR'd for my home workouts.

  3. I sometimes fall asleep when I sit down to watch a movie/show, but I usually start them super early so I can get to bed early as well. If I'm not in bed by 8:30pm, I am so crabby and can't keep my eyes open!

  4. I am the exact same way - if there are too many ingredients or ingredients whose names I can't pronounce, I'm not interested! :)


  5. I also fall asleep very easily! I have to crochet or play a game on the computer WHILE watching movies or TV shows or I'm out.

  6. I'm the same with meals, too many ingredients and there's no way I'm making it! I'm cheap and have 3 kids, long ingredients lists means it's probably complicated and I don't have the time or money for that.