Warning: this is a boring post
( oh yey, for I am the Queen of Thrilling .. not ! )
I think I need someone to slap me around a bit.
Ok - the background:
I can cook. I don't need recipes. Every week I buy an array of veges and meats n things, and I just look in the fridge and can make something.
While this is all well & good, I am bored with it, bored with myself, and as a result(?) now lack any passion, appetite, or interest in the kitchen. I could easily eat some cheese and crackers each night and be pleased with how clean the kitchen is.
But while that's ok for me, or a single gal, or even a young gal .. i'm supposed to be responsible these days, and provide for a family. And fool my husband into thinking I do something all day besides muck around taking/editing pics and blogging.
I need a kick up the arse.
What I want ( and this is where you come in, dear internets ) is:
An Australian website/blogger ( because of the whole metric/seasonal thing )
Who posts a weekly shopping list, printable
And tells me what to cook. Each night
Budget is important, as is seasonal ingredients ( hand in hand )
As is time ( I am NOT giving up my 1-hour-from-prep-to-table mantra .. mostly .. )
Kids not so much, as I can adapt a hot, hot curry for little mouths if need be, and I don't want to get stuck in some '1001 Ways with Mince' timewarp
Can you help me ?
I think the most important thing is the SHOPPING LIST.
I am SICK of my ingredients and knowledge of 'what works well together'. I want someone to be brutal and MAKE me buy/try something new. I want to be GIVEN my shopping list, not just buy the same things I always buy.
Basically, I want someone to do my thinking for me.
So I can have time to do the things I really want to do, yet still remain married.
And i'd rather not buy a magazine to do it, as I don't want to forage through ads.