Same thing happens with food. I'll make something amazing, crazy, whatever. Fat chance getting me to make "boring" every day food, though. That's gotta be fast and easy, or it's just a waste of time. I suspect the slow food people would like people like me to just give up and die already.
It's just.. I know you (I?) should be "in the moment" and do the living right now thing, but spending half an hour a meal, even just for heating them up, every day? I have more interesting things to do. That's a *huge* time suck. I could be loafing or playing facebook games!
Um... bad example.
Cooking and eating just take a huge amount of time each day. Last time I *really, truly, honestly* ate three meals plus snacks a day was vacation back in (I think) November. It felt like I was cooking, eating, or cleaning up all day long, every single day. Of course, I eat really slowly, so I really was spending about 4 hours a day eating, plus another hour and a half or so cooking and cleaning up.
The eating doesn't seem so bad, though, because I can do other stuff at the same time- like watch a movie, or play a game, or read a book. I learned a long, long time ago that all those things should be avoided when I'm cooking.
There are many burned pots and foods in my past. I'm responsible for the cremation of not less than 100 pizza rolls.
So, like I said, interesting cooking, good; everyday cooking, bad. But if I had to do that cool crazy cooking everyday? I'd not want that either.
Slightly related, does anyone know a good, easy way (with stuff I've probably already got in the house) to get scorch marks out of a stainless pot? I got a bit distracted. More vinegar, maybe?
On the food front, I'm trying to talk myself into eating the rest of the very sweet rice. I'm pretty sure the rest of the sweetened coconut milk is being used in chai, and all I remember eating yesterday (after finishing off the leftovers again) was a bowl of noodles with soy sauce and spices.