But I just put two whole pieces of frozen chicken in the slow cooker. Yep. And when they’re cooked, I’m going to make them into a meal. I know, pretty superhuman, right?
I’m sick of how much we pay for convenience food. I can’t promise myself that my one-day cooking spree will last. But I am making a double batch in order to freeze some for future bad days. Let’s see how that goes.
Basically, I’m just sick and tired of these big credit card bills. It feels like we’ve been pummeled with one expense after another. Some were expected, like the monthly Internet and phone bills that come to $136 a month, $400 to get to FinCon, etc. Others were surprises, like a new toilet, a $200 car repair bill, and a $178 x-ray for the cat, finding out I made a math mistake and was $700 short on FICA funds.
For the most part, I’ve been able to cover the expenses by just putting less into savings. But this month, my paycheck will be $600 smaller thanks to the days off for FinCon. So I had to get the funds from savings. This time, I actually decided to hit the emergency fund instead of savings. That’ll make sure the funds get put back asap.
Point being, all of this geared me up to cook… today, anyway. I’m going to take it one day at a time. Heck, it’s what I did with this blog, and it’s lasted over 5 years.
I don’t expect that kind of consistency from cooking. Bad energy days, bad depression days, bad fast food cravings and the occasional laziness will cause problems. But, with a day-by-day approach, “failing” to cook one day isn’t failing the system. It’s just failing that particular day.
That takes some of the stress and guilt off my psyche, which leaves me more functional to try again the next day.
Anyway, that’s the plan. We’ll see how it works — my mantra for most everything in life.
What do you take day by day? Also, I’m ready to accept your applause and everlasting respect for the mean feat of placing two chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Feel free to send me flowers, too.