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Archive for July 10th, 2010

Cooking For Days

Posted by terrepruitt on July 10, 2010

I like to cook.  I like to go into the kitchen, have some ingredients, put them together and have something to eat.  I like that.  I think it is cool.  But cooking is not like Nia in the sense that: Nia I like to do every day, cooking I do not.  When I cook, I like to cook in a way that leaves us with leftovers.  I know a lot of people that won’t eat leftovers and I kinda don’t understand that, but . . . to each their own.  I LOVE leftovers.  Some, like pasta, are even better the next day.

My husband doesn’t mind leftovers.  That makes him really easy to cook for.  But at the same time I don’t want him to have to eat the EXACT same thing a few nights in a row.  So one thing I do to allow me to cook once but not leave us eating the EXACT same thing for a few days is I cook chicken in foil packets.  Yup, just like those aluminum foil ladies on TV showed us.

This also enables me to get one more servings out our a “two serving” bag of chicken.  (From Costco the boneless, skinless Foster Farm Chicken Breasts are packaged in twos—-hmmmmm . . . . ? . . . )  I separate the chicken onto foil pieces then I just put whatever seasonings, spices, fruit, sauces, veggies I want in each package.  I have to label them because my husband is not a fan of teriyaki and I am.  Plus he likes spicy hot and I don’t.

So then I cook them up and we have chicken for a few days.  Even though it is chicken it is not that same flavor chicken every night.  Then each night I can cook up different veggies, and either rice or pasta.  Or we might throw the chicken in or on a tortilla, or maybe even on some bread.  Either way it makes making dinner that night much easier and faster.  I love it.

Come join me for a Nia class in San Jose and see why I like to do it every day.  And here, share with me your thoughts on cooking every day or leftovers.  Do you like leftovers?  Do you cook every day?

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