Why Start A Blog?
Thank you so much for stopping by Always Have Thyme! I hope you enjoy this silly, and sometimes cheeky, blog that is aimed at helping you fall in love with cooking even on a busy schedule. I was inspired by friends that make being busy an art form! One of my friends once told me that between work, twins, and a 5-year-old, she has absolutely zero time to cook fresh meals during the week. She said that she spends Sunday Funday doing meal prep just so she can get a microwave dinner on the table. This admission by my friend was real, honest, and eye-opening! Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking meal prep. It can save a ton of time in the kitchen and get dinner on the table quickly.
I want to help you find your rhythm in the kitchen so you can leave the drive thru and microwave behind.
Personally, I spent 5+ years struggling through DC traffic for 1-2 hours each way. When I finally arrived home I just wanted to crash on the sofa with a glass of wine, my husband, and the pups (yes in that order lol) binge-watching NCIS. This meant that we often hit up our favorite restaurants, or ordered takeout, because I just did not want to cook...and I LOVE to cook so imagine that internal battle?!
I can only imagine how many people out there feel the same way and just want to crash once they get home and/or are chasing the kids around trying to get in some very important family time.
This got me thinking…how can I help my friend, and in the process…how can I help myself? Don't get me wrong, I would love to eat out every day but that adds up to a big chunk of our monthly expenses, my sodium levels are probably off the chart, and let's face it, after a while you get into a routine which leads to ordering the 'usual'… at that point you might as well just eat leftovers and save some moola, right?
I've realized that I want,
no I NEED
to break free from the box!
I need to find ways to eat at least one fresh homemade meal every day despite how late, or how little time I have after getting home. Always Have Thyme is about a foodie rediscovering her love for cooking and discovering ways to help everyone find the thyme to fall in love with cooking as well!