You may think that as a food blogger, we would eat well in our household. The truth is, outside of what is posted on this blog, we eat a lot of junk. Boxed mac & cheese is a part of our weekly rotation, as is packaged ramen, way too much thai takeout, and the occasional ice cream bender. To our defense, I try to sneak in veggies wherever possible: frozen peas and mushrooms in our mac & cheese, peppers and scallions in our ramen, but still, a lot of junk.
Why? How? Well, I think it comes down to not wanting to cook after making and eating whatever it is I'm making for this blog over and over again in a short period of time. I'm reminded of an article by Mark Bittman for the New York Times where at one point he talks about writing his first cookbook and his daughters proclaiming he "fed them squid every night for two weeks," a claim which he declares as "ridiculous; it couldn't have been more than three or four times a week." I must assume he's being cheeky with that last comment, as three or four times a week is more than plenty!