What’s for dinner? This is the dreaded question which inspired me to start this blog. I am not professionally trained in the culinary arts. However, I have spent a lot of time “in the trenches” figuring out how to get a delicious meal on the table without relying on too much pre-packaged foods or delivery. I have to admit I love fast food for it’s convenience and price tag , but just hate it’s lack of nutritional value. We are all busy, and it’s very easy to pick up your kids from school or practice and head for the drive-thru. Fast food happens, but when it does it’s a “treat.” Fast food will not be the foundation of my family’s diet. Gathering together at the table is meaningful, and when I put effort into a dish you can taste it. I would like to share what I make for my family. Sometimes, it will be a quick and easy weeknight meal. Other days, depending on my time and mood, it may be more elaborate. I will post the recipe and a picture of our plate for you to recreate for your family. In return, please share what you have for dinner along with the recipe. For example, if I post a meatloaf recipe and it reminds you of your amazing meatloaf, please share it. I hope we can broaden each other’s recipe boxes, and gain some amazing meals.
It would be presumptuous of me to think you have time for a lengthy meal preparation. What I can do is give you my ideal recipe along with short-cuts that still preserve the spirit of the dish. We can “gourmet-it-up” with homemade cooking stocks and brines. Or, make our lives easier with store bought cooking stocks and pre-prepared food. However much time you have in your schedule, we can get a better meal on the table. In my household everyday is different and when I have time I create better meals.