When I Don't Feel Like Cooking
When I come home from a long day at work, I'm always looking to mark the transition from productivity to presence. Cooking in the kitchen has been my go-to, and I take the opportunity to make it a meditative, creative experience. The methodical chopping, the aromatic mixing, the sautéing - all of it helps me close the door on the hustle of emails and to-do lists, and move into a place where the hearts of my people are front and center.
But now, as my kids get older (and honestly, a tad more interesting!), I no longer need that space as much. I'm ready to jump into conversations with them, and patiently wait while they decide if - and what - they want to share. And as you can imagine, very little of this can take place while you’re busy chopping and crying over onions.
I have to assume so many of you feel the same, so it made sense for us to think of a new category of recipes for Gather’d: one day, I’ll find something catchy and short, but for now I’m calling it “I Don’t Feel Like Cooking”.
These recipes should mirror that thing we love about taco night - two to three simple tasks: open a packet of seasoning, sauté the meat, and voila - there’s dinner! These “I Don’t Feel Like Cooking” recipes require very little brain space and can be done while you’re prodding your child to share some morsel from their day. And of course, we’re adding more of these recipes each week. We’d love to know what you think of if you have any favorites to share!