Sunday, June 12, 2011

What's for dinner?????

If I had a dime for every time I heard this, I'd have a personal chef so I could ask them that!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to cook, but after so many years I think we all get in a rut with supper time routines and the same old same old.  I try to be organized about this, and get the kids involved as much as possible.  We use print outs from http://eatathomecooks.com/printable-menu-planner to make it easier at the grocery store, and so I know what I need to take out of the freezer for the next day. There are some great recipes and tools on that site, its a daily visit for me.  My favorite way to come up with new menu items is to take a look in the freezer, choose a protein, scan the pantry and fridge, chose a few things I know everyone likes and then do a Google recipe search with those items.  Like this... I searched Porkchops, rice, spinach then hit enter then the recipe tab on the left http://www.google.com/search?q=Pork+chops,+rice,+spinach&hl=en&prmd=ivnse&source=lnms&tbm=rcp&ei=MCb1Tbi_GozirAf857nVBg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=6&ved=0CAwQ_AUoBQ
 It's a fun way to try something brand new.  If you have kids at home get them involved in the kitchen especially if you are making something no one has tried before, I find that if the kids help make it, they will almost always eat it, because their hands helped create it.  They sure don't wanna say something is gross that they made.  So if you are uninspired for what to make for dinner tonight play Google recipe roulette and see what you come up with!

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