okay, well, not exactly. but i'm really frustrated right now. browsing a cookbook seems to be the fastest way to depress me lately. it's not that i hate to cook. i actually enjoy it for the most part, as long as i'm prepared. ie, i have to have planned what i'm going to cook and i have to have all the ingredients for it. but when i feel like i've exhausted my somewhat limited list of recipes and want to find something new, i can never seem to find anything that would actually work for us. either it sounds good to me, but i know it's spicy or something that will make the kids not want to eat it. or it's full of weirdo ingredients that i don't have on hand or usually buy which would leave me with a bunch of stuff i bought for one recipe and will never use again. or it's really complicated to make and tells me to do stuff that i don't know how to do because i haven't been to culinary school. it's like there's no such thing as a cookbook for normal people with not too boring, not too interesting food that is easy to make, doesn't cost a fortune and calls for ingredients i might actually buy. oh, and my kids will not take one look and go 'eeewww.'
is that too much to ask?