140: Delicious

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I've been there! The thing that I found snapped me out of it (besides relaly having to stop spending so much on dining out) was planning the week's meals and giving myself a little leeway to stray (to a kids eat free night at California Tortilla or some such). I go through my Cooking Lights, my new WW cookbook, my Relish subscription, and I put together 4-5 dinners I can get jazzed about  and, ideally, some of which already have ingredients in the house. Then I put the shopping list together and get the stuff I need all at once. Leftovers make good work lunches or unplanned dinners/weekend lunches, and we've only relaly ever fallen flat a few times. (I think that's due to the fact that we're using fairly tried and true recipes rather than experimenting from scratch.) Sometimes I'll venture into the land of Putting Something Together From All This Crap In The Fridge, but I find the crap in the fridge is streamlined much more for my planning ahead. There are still nights where we just can't face cooking, and we bail and go out, but they are so much fewer and farther between than they used to be.
| number    = 140
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| date      = August 11, 2006
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| title    = Delicious
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| image    = delicious.png
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| titletext = I'm currently in the I Have Cheese phase of this cycle.
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== Explanation ==
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The simplest explanation for the comic is the recipe for nachos. You take some tortilla chips, spread them out on a plate, sprinkle them with grated cheese, and put the plate in the oven until the cheese is melted. As usual with a full bag of snacks, you always end up with that tiny bit left at the bottom of the bag. In this case, it is either leftover grated cheese (left) or tortilla chips (right). So you end up buying another package of the other ingredient to make nachos again.
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The lower caption is a play on the words {{w|vicious cycle}}, in which a negative feedback loop reinforces itself (in comparison to a ''virtuous cycle'' in which a positive feedback loop is established.)
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Revision as of 18:07, 21 September 2012

I've been there! The thing that I found snapped me out of it (besides relaly having to stop spending so much on dining out) was planning the week's meals and giving myself a little leeway to stray (to a kids eat free night at California Tortilla or some such). I go through my Cooking Lights, my new WW cookbook, my Relish subscription, and I put together 4-5 dinners I can get jazzed about and, ideally, some of which already have ingredients in the house. Then I put the shopping list together and get the stuff I need all at once. Leftovers make good work lunches or unplanned dinners/weekend lunches, and we've only relaly ever fallen flat a few times. (I think that's due to the fact that we're using fairly tried and true recipes rather than experimenting from scratch.) Sometimes I'll venture into the land of Putting Something Together From All This Crap In The Fridge, but I find the crap in the fridge is streamlined much more for my planning ahead. There are still nights where we just can't face cooking, and we bail and go out, but they are so much fewer and farther between than they used to be.

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