In my month of slackerdom since the Ironman I've been trying to figure out what to do with myself.
A while back there was a fun movie. Julia & Julia. It was based on a blog where a young writer and gourmand documented her year of cooking her way through the cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
I have this cookbook. And to be honest one of the things that really took a hit during my Ironman training was my cooking of meals for my family.
Don't get me wrong I still cooked dinner for my family 5/7 nights a week (which puts me about 4 nights ahead of many people I know). But it was more like assembly than cooking. Lots of chicken breasts and broccoli kind of meals. To keep up we did about 3 nights of dream dinners a week. And of course, there was a lot of pasta.
So in my quest to be a better wife/mom I pulled out the Mastering the Art of French Cooking and tried to find something to make for my family. Sadly, to be honest other than a roast chicken ... I found ... not much. I may have to look again because after all they did make a whole movie out of this book.