I've been in SUCH a rut with food. Almost every night, except when we order pizza, I feel like "OH MAN!! DIDN'T THESE PEOPLE EAT YESTERDAY???" To cook dinner every night for everyone is a chore. So, with this new eating (DAY 1 today, yay!) persepctive on eating, all of a sudden, I'm feeling really reenergized about cooking new things, and trying new things. My DH is happy as he's a much better cook and much more adeventurous eater than I, but due to life circumstances, he eats what I make for dinner. I'm trying to view this as retraining my palate. This plan on I'm on sends me a weekly menu (and shopping list, how helpful is that?!), and I'm excited for the different things. I'm not doing it exactly - for example, today I forgot to defrost anything but I had a quarter ham from TJ's in the fridge, so I made Thursday's Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme tonight (SOOO GOOD), with ham, and whole wheat noodles for the rest of the family. Tomorrow is going to be vegetable-turkey meatballs, and something else - maybe a big salad?
I have *no* idea where I'm going with any of this. It's not that I think I'm going to sustain a gluten-free/dairy-free life, but I'm committed to trying this for 30 days. Yes, over Christmas, aren't I smart? :) I'll just do the best I can. I figure by the time Christmas rolls around, I'll have been doing it long enough (almost 4 weeks) to get a sense of whether or not I'm feeling better, which will help propel me through visiting my in-laws after Christmas.
And in other news, I knit an inch on my sock.