Week 4: Here’s how much I didn’t want to cook this week.

Right now I am eating part of a Totino’s Party Pizza for dinner. Pepperoni. And do you know what I hate? Totino’s Party Pizzas and pepperoni. It has just been one of those days…well, several of those days.
Let’s just say that wondering if you are pregnant and finding out that you’re not (once again) can make you really not care what’s for dinner or want to rummage through your large pile of craft materials to make something. It can also make you not want to go to the grocery store, even though you have been out of milk since Thursday morning.
So this week I am grateful for easy food and a freezer with things like burritos and pizzas for times like this. I am also grateful for cheese–the main component of the one meal I actually felt like cooking this week. Sometimes you need therapeutic chocolate; other times you need medicinal cheese.

The cheese sauce is a simple white sauce with cheese. It was tasty and mood elevating.

Cheese Sauce
2 T butter
2 T flour
1-1/2 to 1-2/3 C milk
About 2 C shredded cheese (I used: 1 C shredded gruyere, 3/4 C shredded cheddar, 1/4 C grated parmesan)
Dash of nutmeg, garlic powder
Melt butter over medium heat in small saucepan and sprinkle in flour, stirring well. Add milk, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens (a few minutes). Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until melted and smooth. Add nutmeg and garlic powder, as well and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with cooked pasta or vegetables.

I hope next week is better.


3 responses to “Week 4: Here’s how much I didn’t want to cook this week.

  1. I think Velveeta makes something similar. 😉 I’m all for medicinal cheese!

    • Ugh, Velveeta is so gross. But here’s my secret shame: I love it when you melt it with a can of chili in the crock pot and eat it with tortilla chips. Or in nacho cheese form. It’s such a horrible food, I know. But I swear I’m like a shark with a taste for blood as far as nacho cheese is concerned.

  2. So when are we starting our Roller Derby practice? Seriously. Also, your homemade mac & cheese looks better than the one I tried to convince my kids to eat last week. They have sworn off any mac & cheese that doesn’t come from a box, but I just might give it one more go. Maybe if I added orange food coloring…

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