I just finished my bi-monthly post to the Utah Children’s Writers blog and it was on a subject I’ve been thinking about lately: food blogs, recipes, and cooking.
I’ve known for years that I need to jazz up our boring, “same ten recipes” dinner menu. But I always come up with excuses:
“Bran’s allergic to wheat; it’s so hard to make two of everything so one can be wheat-free.”
“John and I are allergic to corn. It’s so depressing that I don’t want to cook.”
“Whenever I be brave and try out a new recipe, everyone hates it.”
“I’m too tired to think of anything…”
And so it goes.
Well, I’m going to try turning over a new leaf. I will focus on two main goals:
1) Make a weekly menu
2) Find new recipes for said menu
My resolve is helped a little bit by the fact that we’re cutting out cold cereal from our lives. We haven’t bought any for three weeks and it’s awesome. No, seriously, it is. (And hello, the money saved?? Cold cereal is expensive!) At first I felt panicked, but now? We eat healthy things like oatmeal pancakes, cooked cereal, fresh fruit and raw nuts, and eggs. And since John’s now working from home three days a week, it frees me up to make breakfast a little later if I need to. He can start work early, and take a break later on for breakfast.
Making a menu will also help force—ah, I mean, encourage—me to make a real dinner because I’ll have a plan in place. No more staring desperately at kitchen cupboards and fridge at 5pm, frantically trying to figure something out.
I shall now tantalize you with some good-looking food (clicking the picture will take you to the recipe):
So if you have any recipes or good food blogs you follow or like, please share! My kitchen and I will thank you. 🙂