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:  Homemade Pizza, Caesar Salad, Mayerdale Merlot
Pizza Recipe: NOSH
Prep:  The dough needs about 1.5 hrs to rise, after that it goes quickly


Meal:  Stir-Fried Shrimp and Snow Peas w/ Coconut Curry Sauce over Jasmine Rice
Recipe: ATK Healthy Family Cookbook, pg 335
Prep: Easy


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!


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