Cooking When You Just Can’t Even

IMG_1821It just won’t stop snowing in Boston. We’ve seen record breaking snowfall (over 70 inches in the last 14 days) and there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon. The snow is literally taller than me. Even as I write this, it’s still snowing.

This weather is utterly exhausting. Trudging through the unshoveled sidewalks, navigating shoulder-high snow banks, schlepping in oversized, fleece-lined, waterproof boots. It takes forever to get anywhere, both due to the added obstacle of the snow and the gridlocked traffic.

When I get home, I just want to climb into my bed, wrap myself in a fleece blanket, and attempt to warm up. I’ve watched an unprecendented amount of Netflix because it’s just about all I can do. At the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. I just can’t even.

So, there’s been a lot less cooking, especially during the week, in my kitchen these days. But a girl’s gotta eat. So I’ve put together my go-tos for this snowy, tiring season.

  • Soup – this is when my soup season hoarding comes in handy. Just heat up a frozen serving of soup and serve with some crusty bread or topped with a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Scrambled eggs – a go-to in the morning but also for an easy weeknight dinner. Lately I’ve had them taco style served in warmed up flour tortillas with sriracha.
  • Oatmeal – just a couple minutes in the microwave and dinner is served. Even better with milk and sliced banana.

Stay warm, Boston!

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