If You Aren’t Already Cooking, WHY NOT? Get in the Kitchen Healthy, Delicious, Fun, Cheap
#Selfsufficient #HomeLIfe #Kitchen
This crisis has proved what I have been preaching for a long time, that if ever comes the day when restaurants, cafes, bars are closed, you will be forced to cook your own meals, you will be forced to quit destructive alcohol consumption. Maybe I was “right” and “wrong” at the same time.
With this crisis going on longer than most anticipated, most people will now be experiencing financial burden if they haven’t already due to not going to work. You would think in time of “crisis” people would be self-sufficient and not stress out about where they will exercise, or what they will eat. I was brought up that “work” was “exercise, work around the house, farm, cooking, cleaning, building, fixing, you know, moving around. I was also brought up that eating was a family affair, we cooked our own food, and we sat together.
I’m going to make this short because I have to get back to work, so Ill pout this in capitalized point form so it sticks in better, I hope 😊
– YOU HAVE A FEW EXTRA HOURS IN THE DAY FROM NOT COMMUTING. No bus ride, no driving or traffic, no 30-60-minute lunches at work because you’re not at work, no social time because we are practicing social distancing, no gym workouts or yoga. I calculate most people have an EXTRA 4-6 hours a day.
– 4-6 EXTRA HOURS IN THE DAY TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS. THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BE IN LOCKDOWN, MOVE LESS, EARN LESS $, AND START EATING MORE EXPENSIVE TAKE OUT FOOD, “HEALTHY” OR NOT, I DON’T CARE, THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE COOKING YOUR OWN MEALS, AND COOK FOR THOSE THAT TRULY HONEST CANT, FOR EXAMPLE AN OLDER PERSON, PEOPLE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, HELP THOSE IN NEED WITH YOUR 4-6 EXTRA HOURS. HELP YOURSELF BY COOKING FOR YOURSELF, NOT HELPING RESTAURANTS, CAFES, OR FAST FOOD COMPANIES THAT ARE SELLING YOU ADDICTION (relying on them for your next meal? Craving something?).
– Instead, people with their EXTRA 4-6 HOURS A DAY, are spending more time online, watching other people, being forced advertising for fast foods, restaurants, take out, when they should use that EXTRA 4-6 HOURS PER DAY to do what our grandparents did, WORK, and COOKING was part of that “WORK”
– I’m not even going to mention the fact that LCBO liquor stores are open, and restaurants are allowed to pack booze with your food order. Sickening to my stomach that the government would use this time to enhance and promote alcoholic consumption, should be crystal clear that your health isn’t their top priority. There is no better time than now to quit alcohol since your social distancing and have no one to drink with. I was taught that drinking alone was a sign of an “alcoholic”, so why would the government help people in self-isolation, self lockdown, self-distancing to have easier access to alcohol than before this crisis started? SHAME
Got slightly off topic there. You got time, don’t waste it. Shop local, support your local growers and sellers, and get inside your own kitchen and make use of it by turning the kitchen a special place in your life
Coach George Tsanis