Inspired by The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore Wednesday postings, I’ve decided to start my own tradition, answering the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” question. Lately I find myself making the same things for dinner, over and over again. Boooooooring. It’s high time to change things up. So, allow me to kick this off with a statement of intention:
- Purpose: To create more accountability with my weekly meal planning.
- Intention: To share ideas with friends and family.
- Disclaimer: This is NOT about food porn, nor is it intended to showcase a collection of gourmet recipes. It is about daily life in the kitchen–the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- If it is appearing in this post, it is something that I would definitely make again!
Figuring out what to make for dinner each night is daunting, even more so after a long day at work. I would love for this to evolve into a collaborative effort, so please comment or reply to me with your tips and ideas!
Here’s a reflection of our dinner table last week:
Meal: Moroccan Chicken Stew, Spinach Salad
Stew Recipe: ATK Slow Cooker Revolution, pg 47
Prep: Easy (perfect for a work day)
Meal: Stir-Fried Shrimp and Snow Peas w/ Coconut Curry Sauce over Jasmine Rice
Recipe: ATK Healthy Family Cookbook, pg 335
Meal: Pho Bo
Recipe: A combo of many (I’ll post later), including this one from Steamy Kitchen.
Prep: I simmered the broth in the slow cooker all night, and threw the rest of it together when I came home from work. With the broth done, it was manageable on a weeknight.
Obviously I’m missing a day or two because we either went out to dinner or went to someone else’s house…or all of the above. I should probably also apologize for my lack of photography skills, as I was starving when most of these were taken (and the photog of the family was already chowing down).
I showed you mine…now you show me yours!