Some days I feel better about my eating and cooking (and this blog) than others. I’ve made some good meals over the past month with no real failures. I’m much more comfortable in the kitchen and plan to continue improving my skills.
At the same time, I’m still torn about the purpose and function of this blog. My most popular posts are ones discussing television shows, which puts me in an awkward place. Do I just post about television, and “give an over generalized recount of events on a given television show,” as one commenter phrased it? It’s clear from my stat reports that is what gets my visitor count up. Only one of my top 8 viewed posts isn’t connected to a show. So, should I spend more time in the kitchen, creating and sharing the results, even though no one’s going to read it? What’s the point of keeping a blog if no one’s going to read it? It’s a difficult situation.
All that said, I’m obviously running out of steam in the kitchen. This morning there was nothing of interest to bring for lunch, so I grabbed a frozen burrito on my way out the door. Sitting down to lunch in the teacher’s room, another teacher commented, “Do you actually like those, or was there just nothing else in your house?” And it made me think–I mean, they’re certainly edible but they’re definitely not good for you and obviously not vegetarian. I can eat better than this and I should be eating better than this. It isn’t that hard to make something decent to bring to school; I just have to be intentional about it.
I’ll be stopping at the supermarket on the way home to remedy this travesty. No more frozen burritos.
Hey, at least you have people you don’t know reading your blog. That’s better than a lot of us can say. Just keep writing and you’ll find your niche eventually.
And I say, keep with the cooking, you clearly enjoy it. But maybe do recipes that you don’t see on tv, since apparently most of your readers will have already come across them?
On a sidenote, I went to Friday’s last night and it took a lot of self-control not to order the 5 mac and cheese. I’m sure yours is better anyway. Oh, and they added chicken. Interesting.