Archives for: April 2008, 13
I don't usually pay attention to my horoscope, but today's warned me to be flexible. Both of my running buddies changed their plans, and I got stuck with the treadmill. I believe I am a teacher who seriously needs the fresh air, cause I just couldn't get past 3 miles. Yuck!
Luckily the boys had a blast at the Y. There was a special inflatable obstacle course available today, and all three of us climbed, crawled, jumped and slid! Great interval training ! I will try to catch a running group early tomorrow morning. Trail runs are still my favorite way to jumpstart my system.
Cooking this new way is a bit of a challenge for me. I am slowly updating my master cookbook and I even bought some computer software to help make it easier. The "Master Cook" software organizes menu plans, shopping lists, and even guesses at the nutritional value of the recipes. The difficult part is finding the time to sit at my computer.
Which reminds me, everyone needs individualized cookbooks. Only you know what produce your local grocery store or your local farmer offers. Only you know when your schedule allows you to travel 5 miles or 25 to the nearest farmer's market. I can buy the best cookbook in the world, but it doesn't make a bit of difference if I can't get ahold of the ingredients.
Hmmmm, the creative part of my brain is active. Wouldn't it be nice to download all of the food items delivered to a grocery store, ask your software to pick out your specific food list, and then ask your software to search for recipes with those particular items? My Master Cookbook software holds over 8,000 recipes, but who's got time to search?
The next step? Cooking categories. Only download recipes which stir fry, which saute, which grill, which oven bake,, etc.... Let someone learn and master one cooking skill at a time. No wonder America struggles with healthy meal planning: