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Old 06-01-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
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I'm in a cooking rut.

For the past couple of months it seems I haven't been able to muster any real creativity in the kitchen... I've been off the fresh fruits and veggies... been eating out more and, when I do eat in, it's something like frozen chicken nuggets or some other 'easy fix'.

My health is fine. Maybe I just need some kind of creative shot in the arm. I'm not lazy and I do cook well...

Does anyone else get into cooking ruts? Any ideas on how to break out?

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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I get that way too. I get back into it when I find recipes that I haven't tried or ones that are just a little off from ones that I really like.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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Buy a big bag of ice, some fresh fruit and go crazy with your blender.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #4
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Don't forget the rum!!
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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I get that way too. I get back into it when I find recipes that I haven't tried or ones that are just a little off from ones that I really like.
I'm thinking I might need to schedule a party or something to kick myself in the pants.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:39 PM   #6
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That would be fun, Z. But, I'm too far away!!
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:40 PM   #7
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Buy a big bag of ice, some fresh fruit and go crazy with your blender.
Sounds festive.... I'm listening... (and I like tex's idea to add a little adult beverage to it)
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:47 PM   #8
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Ah! That's it! Check the appetizer forum and plan on making 4 different ones. Then, invite your friends for poker night (or movie night or whatever).
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:48 PM   #9
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going grocery shopping always gets me going!
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going grocery shopping always gets me going!
Usually works for me, too.... That's why I think I need 'extra' help this time.
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