“What’s for dinner?” Ugh. My least favorite question. Reminds me of a meme I saw recently. “Who knew that the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what’s for dinner every night for the rest of your life until you die.” Yep. It really shouldn’t be so difficult, but somehow, it is. We don’t even have any dietary restrictions in my little family. No vegans, no food allergies, no seriously picky eaters. Just a husband who likes meat & potatoes, a teenager who will eat just about anything, and myself – mostly gluten free by choice. Should be easy-peasy. Every Sunday morning however, before anyone else wakes up, I make a cup of tea and sit down with the calendar to plan the week’s meals. Basically, this involves checking the sales on my favorite stores’ websites, cross-referencing with what’s in our freezer, and then staring blankly at the computer and the calendar. Then I get frustrated because it’s taking me too long to figure it all out, and I usually end up planning meals from my rotation of maybe two dozen tried and true recipes.
I don’t mind trying new recipes. They have to be fairly quick, though. I like the “30 minutes or less” types of recipes because usually, by the time I get home from school, I am tired. The last thing I want to do is stand in the kitchen for another hour making dinner. So… who’s got some good, kid and husband approved, easy, not-too-time-consuming recipes for me?! Bring ’em on!