Confession: I'm a disinterested cook. I like all sorts of domestic felicities - sewing, decorating, baking, even cleaning I don't mind. I am not excited about cooking.
My big caveat with cooking is that you put lots of effort into something that will very soon be digested. If you spend a few hours on a bag, you can carry it around for years. You make pillows, curtains, clothing, you can see your accomplishment in front of you.
With cooking, you turn in circles and do 17 backflips in order to make sure this is defrosted, that is measured, that is timed. You used the 3/4 measuring cup for that and now need it for this so you have to wash it in the middle of everything else. You just touched raw eggs now you touched this so you backtrack over your steps with disinfectant cloths. Where is that wisk? Whoops! You are out of bread crumbs! What was that timer set for? What is half of 3/8? What is double 1 and 2/3? You forgot that the vegetable should have been cooking by now.... the chicken has been done for 10 minutes, the rice will be done in 7 and the vegetables in 10. Then you sit down to enjoy your hard work and what took 40 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to clean took 10 minutes to eat.
I am also selective about food, so my options are not that diverse. We don't really like seafood or cheese - two recipe ruiners.
I do like slow cooker meals so that everything is ready.
I've started to watch cooking shows, but their recipes are too exotic for me. I'm a meat and potatoes kind of girl. With lots of garlic. :D
Save me from my cooking rut!