Quick update. Day five of cooking from River Cottage Veg Everyday and I've made... pearl barley broth. That's it! I made that on Wednesday we had it again on Thursday and I have cooked nothing since. So it's not going very well. It's a good lesson though as I now know that no matter how amazing the food sounds, I just don't want to think about cooking at the weekend.
I went to the market on Thursday and bought a veg black pudding from the black pudding stall. On Thursday night we had some of that to top the broth, on Friday I cooked the rest with some onions and mushrooms and we had it as a gigantic sandwich. It was delicious. This weekend has been far to enjoyable to be in the house cooking so I haven't. Yesterday we ended up in Grange over Sands and we didn't have anything to eat when we came home. Today we had another walk, this time we didn't get any further than Cleveleys but we had a good wander. Then it was time for Blackburn v Burnley and a spot of gardening. As Burnley came out on top for the first time in 35 years Dan was far too busy being happy to think about something as functional as sesame cauliflower. Tonight we're having chilli from the freezer. I'll be back on with the cookbook tomorrow, it might turn into a ten day experiment rather than a week, never to worry.
What I now know is that before the weekend begins I need to either have all the ingredients prepared and ready to go, have a quick and easy something or other ready and waiting or have something in the freeze for a no fuss ready meal. I thought I wanted to like cooking but I don't so I'm not going to stress about it any more.