"What's for dinner?" It's a question we're asked (or we ask ourselves) 365 days a year. Now for some of you, it's no big deal. Open a can, thaw a pound, boil a bag, and voila! Dinner is on the table! But for women like me... it's not so easy.
When I was first trying to learn how to cook for a family of nine, I did what anyone like me would do: I subscribed to cooking magazines, like Bon Apetit and Gourmet. Yes, I did. And I learned something all right: I learned that I love to read cooking magazines! They never actually helped me get anything onto the table.
For years I've tried planning my meals, but I think I've finally come up with a winner. Based on meat categories (for the most part), I have three favorite recipes for each and simply rotate the menu. It looks like this:
Monday: chicken (Greek pita packets, BBQ, roast chicken)
Tuesday: ground beef (meatloaf,tacos, lettuce wraps)
Wednesday: Papa Murphy's pizza (my going-to-town day)
Thursday: pork or fish (pulled pork - mmmm, salmon, frogmore stew)
Friday: pasta (carbonera, clam, pesto and asparagus tortellini)
Saturday: (summer) BBQ/salad (hamburgers, steak, or pork chops)
So, are you a Pampered Chef or a Hampered Chef (like me)? And what's for dinner tonight?