Monday, June 28, 2010

Simple Things

Over time I have been slowly trying to ween us off any foods that have been overly processed or have ingredients that sound like they came from my high school chem lab. It hasn't really been too hard of a challenge for me seeing as I am a big believer in cooking from scratch, but I realized what a crutch boxed food was on the nights I was feeling too tired or too lazy. The crazy thing is that all of the simple things I would turn to are some of the simplest things to whip up.

Tonight, for example, is spaghetti night. When I read about a super easy sauce recipe that required nothing more than canned tomatoes, an onion and butter I knew I had to try it. Rick was skeptical, but the proof was in the pudding, err sauce.

So now we spend just a tiny bit more on the produce and staples, but so much less on overly engineered crap. This is not a revelation, but when did being in a "hurry" and leading "hectic" lives become an excuse for cutting corners on our health? Who knows, so here's to doing my part to cut the vicious cycle.

Dinner

3 comments:

jeci said...

We get sucked into crappy boxed foods too when we're bagged from work. I've been trying to make the same change for all the reasons you just listed! It's easy to forget that something like fresh pesto is really no trouble to make and tastes so much better than processed food.

Ambrewskins said...

I looooooove pesto. It's the sole reason that I have 9 varieties of basil planted in my garden.

Anonymous said...

Everything's better with butter...