A Regressive Stance

Tonight I am not in the mood to be a big kid.

Last night was a long night and I’m pooped.  One thing that I’ve learned about myself is that when I don’t get enough sleep (ie, 8 hours) I regress back to my 6 year old self.   And tonight, owing to the fact that I only got about 5 hours (!!) of sleep I would like nothing more than a Yoo-Hoo and my ‘toons.

However, I did manage to put my big kid pants on long enough to make a delicious (and huge!) dinner for myself.

My inner child couldn’t decide what she wanted to eat, so the exasperated mother in me cooked pretty much everything that I had in the fridge.

I roasted some broccoli (an old favorite).

I snazzed them up with some Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper (definitely not suitable for children- hot!!)

I also roasted some sweet potato slices.

They didn’t quite turn into chips, but that’s ok- I kinda like them mushy. 🙂

I grilled the last of the jalapeño chicken sausage and topped it with a little cheese.  Why?  Because one of my core beliefs in life is that everything is better with cheese.  (Unless it’s a dessert.  And then it’s always better with chocolate…and sometimes cheese.)

See what I mean?

The last part?  Trader Joe’s organic baked beans topped with a drizzle of Trader Joe’s organic ketchup.

They were everything I remembered.

[insert contented sigh]

Now that my belly is full, I think it’s time to turn in for the night.  I hear Curious George is on.

What do you make for dinner when you’re too tired to think about cooking?

6 thoughts on “A Regressive Stance

  1. Cheese and chocolate. My stance is the same as yours. Gotta enjoy it and go all out, right? 🙂

    When I’m feeling lazy (which is more often than I’d care to admit), I usually stick to a veggie scramble or something. I make it so often, I have it down to a science and can pull out a decent meal in 10 minutes or less…

  2. A big bowl of roasted veggies or an omelet are my favorite “no thinking” meals!

  3. mmm i love your random dinner! i usually combine frozen food with something canned and call it a night!

  4. I’m the same with you regarding sleep. If I don’t get my 8 hours then it’s not good for me or anybody else. One time I got like 3 or 4 hours and I thought I was going to die!
    And for dinner if I have to plan a quick meal, I’ll usually do like a turkey or chicken sandwich or even an egg sandwich.

  5. I buy those egg white salads from trader joes. I plop it on some butter lettuce and salad, tortilla and done. I also nuke a sweet potato until soft and eat it with cottage cheese. BTW, i totally hear ya on the sleep thing. I’m about to crash on my key board.

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