Day 5 – Don’t ask that question!

“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!

6 thoughts on “Day 5 – Don’t ask that question!

  1. We are the same person! That is the worst question ever! I can totally relate. Last year I got an InstaPot and it has helped some, but that is still one of my least favorite questions. Good luck!

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  2. I feel you here, ““What’s for dinner?” Ugh. My least favorite question.” And I even enjoy cooking! There is something about the after work/school slump/grind that keeps the joy out of the weekday dinner though. My go-to is nachos. What the 60s woman did with casserole, I do with nachos. Crock pot chicken nachos, BBQ beef nachos, hamburger and grilled veggie nachos. That last one was interesting and probably won’t happen again.
    May the food planning fairies grant your every wish!

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  3. Ugh, I think Matt texts me that question 6 out of the 7 days of the week! It makes my blood boil! I should really start texting him that and beat him to it. See how he likes it! If you find some good recipes please share! My rotation bores me sometimes!

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  4. I am guilty of asking my husband that question!!! I have gone to Dinner Club in LaGrange. They have everything prepped and cleaned, recipe cards up and you assemble. Once home everything can be made within a half hour to 40 minutes (most from thawed or frozen).

    An easy recipe – cut up pork tenderloin into kebob sized chunks, marinate with olive oil, white wine, salt, pepper, and oregano. Put in a big saute pan and let it simmer until cooked throughout. I also make homemade french fries and a salad. Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy!

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