I am feeling a little frazzled lately. Between training, work, cooking, and blogging, my daily life typically follows a very predictable arc. Monday my legs are tired from weekend training or racing. Tuesday I bake. Wednesday is market day. Thursday means Whole Foods. Friday is date night. Saturday alternates between spa day and sleeping in. Sunday is good for long training sessions followed by brunch with skaters. I was not joking when I call myself a creature of habit.
Since returning home from New York City, I lack motivation to cook. Cooking a batch of fresh cranberry beans felt more like pulling teeth. I only made my favourite slow cooker beef stew because I could not resist a sale for chuck steak. I baked a pan of the fluffiest and softest rye dinner roll to accompany the stew after triple-checking the recipe’s promise of quick hands-on time. All the winter squashes are still sitting patiently in the cold room because I cannot rouse myself to roast any of them.
So what was I thinking when I committed to catering my skating club’s end of season party this Friday?! Dinner for 30 people at a location 45 minutes away from my house! On a weeknight! Preferences for low carb or gluten free dishes! And a range of different tastes! Some less adventurous than others! What did I get myself into???!!!