Making the Time to Cook
If we have the time to pack the family into the car, drive to a restaurant, find a parking spot, stand in line to wait for a table, decide what to order, wait for the food, eat the food, wait for the bill, pay the bill, then drive back home, we have time to chop some vegetables.”
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, 30 Day Vegan Challenge
Day 7 is about cooking. People lead busy lives and it often feels easier to just order a pizza. When you are tired and stressed, cooking feels like just one more chore you have to do. I imagine that if you have kids they get fussy and dinner becomes more irritation than pleasure. I remember as a child watching the battle of wills between my parents and my brother over vegetable eating. My sister talks about counting the peas as she forced herself to finish eating them. It’s no wonder vegetables become the enemy, and we find ways to avoid them in adult life.