I’m not sure what the cause is, but I’ve kind of lost my cooking mojo.

I’ll blame it on the lack of natural light.

I’ll blame it on my hectic life – full time job, part time job, hobby, and planning a wedding.

I’ll blame it on the winter. It really makes going outside for pictures difficult. (2° F this morning!!)

I’ll blame it on my love of Punch Pizza take-out.

I’ll blame it on the lack of time for the Food Network.

But whatever the excuse, all I know is that I want it back. :(

The Taster and I are headed to Chicago today for a weekend full of family, a musical, some shopping and lots of food – I think it will be just the weekend I need!

I’ll see you on Monday – with my apron on. :)

Look for my last 2010 gift guide – homemade food gifts – tomorrow!

18 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mo@MommyRD
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    All good cooks need a break. Enjoy your weekend in Chicago!


    • Emily
      Dec 09, 2010 @ 9:08 am

      Thank you :)


  2. Tracey
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    Have fun in Chicago! Are you going to have time to hit up any of the restaurants? We have amazing places to eat here :)


    • Emily
      Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:30 am

      Yes! The Tasters sister and bro-in-law live there and we have many reservations at fun places!! (Of course can’t think of them now!) Where do you live in Chicago?!


  3. thehealthyapron
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    I think it happens around this time of year bc you almost get baked and cooked out! Plus, there are lots of parties and events that you don’t have to cook for! Enjoy the weekend!


  4. Samantha
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    It sounds like you have a lot going on, but you will get your mojo back. Sometimes our priorities have to change, but the things we love most always ground us and bring us back to what is important. Good Luck!


  5. erin
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    Have a fabulous weekend in Chicago, Emily!


  6. Fight the Fat Foodie
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    While in Chicago, check out the Purple Pig. Might help. http://thepurplepigchicago.com/


    • Emily
      Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

      Thank you! I feel like I have heard of that! I’m going to try to get it on the schedule! :)


  7. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    I haven’t been cooking much this week either. We all have our weeks!


  8. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    You’re on your way to Chicago! Hooray- email me if you’re looking for things to do/places to go. I have some great ideas and I’m around all weekend- maybe I’ll see you!


    • Emily
      Dec 09, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

      I would love to meet you!! I’ll figure out our schedule and let you know!


  9. Erica
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    WOW!! You are busy. Enjoy your weekend in Chicago. Love that city
    Sad I moved away from there.


  10. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    Right there with you sister. I don’t know what it is but I just have not been in the mood to cook for me lately. I seriously need to sit down, go through my recipes and cook up a storm.

    Have a fabulous time in Chicago!


  11. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    I hate when that happens. A lack of time doooes make cooking a chore rather than a treat. But I’m sure you’ll feel refreshed. Enjoy Chicago!!


  12. Holly
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

    amen sister. for all of the above reasons – minus the whole wedding thing. i am seriously just chalking up these next two weeks to eating out, not exercising and having a whole lotta fun drinking. i mean, hanging with friends and family…


  13. Sharron Clemons
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    I haven’t been cooking much this week either. We all have our weeks!


  14. DIY person
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    I_m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!

    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road.
    Many thanks


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