You know how I decided to scale down my weekly dinners? Create easy meals that the whole family would enjoy? Spend 30 minutes or less preparing them? For the last month I’ve put that plan into effect and it’s been working just fine except for one thing: it’s so boring! I remember now why I seek out new and exciting recipes and vary my cuisines so much. Spaghetti and meatballs can only be thrilling for so long. After awhile, I start to lose interest. Like after the 2nd time.
So here’s where you come in, friends. You must have some “tried and true” recipes that you fall back on when life gets too busy, right? I’d love you to share them with me. Surely, your simple dinners can’t be exactly the same as mine. We can work together on this. For example, here’s the menu I came up with last week:
- Monday– Fish sticks + rice + peas
- Tuesday– Egg burrito in spinach tortilla
- Wednesday– Baked potatoes + salad
- Thursday– Spaghetti + meatballs + salad
- Friday– Vegetarian chili + cornbread
- Saturday– Bean burritos
- Sunday– Grilled cheese sandwich + tomato soup
See what I mean? So this is a call, a plea for new ideas, or at least a different spin on the old ones. If you have meatless recipes, even better– though I’ve found that so many tasty vegetarian dishes are the main culprits for time suckage. Alas.
So what do you say, help a girl out?
(And those of you who’ve already shared some ideas, THANKS! I’ll be trying them out soon…)