I walked out the door of work with a plan in mind... lasagna! I normally try to come up with ideas for dinner either while at the gym or on my way home from, I feel so uncomfortable not having an idea, at the least.. and I know this may sound weird, but because my husband is a chef, I feel the need for my meals to reach a certain bracket, and am always crushed on the inside when they don't...thankfully most do! ;]
On other weird compulsions... do you have traditions or certain things that must occur or be present while cooking? For me, it's definitely starting out with a de-cluttered, clean kitchen.. I'll spend a half hour cleaning to dirty it again.. yea, I know. My other must have whilst cooking is music... it's usually Ottmar Liebert & Dave Koz or Sinatra & Buble...although I do love to sing while bustling around the kitchen so at times it's KT Tunstall and the like..... I find something oddly feminine and nurturing about slicing, cutting, sauteing and gently placing while belting out your favorite song..?No?
Last night there was plenty of Buble and this..: