Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dinner rut

What's for dinner at your house?

I have to say - dinner time is one of the most stressful parts of my daily routine. For some reason, both my children act like wild animals and run around the house chasing each other screaming and fighting or laughing and screaming. Either way - there is screaming involved.

Meanwhile, in between the screaming - Aidan is whining for yogurt. If I tell him no - he just keeps asking. And asking. And asking. All the while, I am trying to cook up a healthy dinner that includes a protein, a starch and a veggie. Let me tell you. I fail miserably most of the time.

I really have no excuse for poor dinner preparation. After all, I am lucky enough to work from home. Cooking dinner in between work responsibilities should be easy. And I should take advantage of the fact that I am not walking in the door at 5 PM and haven't been home all day. But - I don't. Somehow the day gets away from me and before I know it - it's 4 PM and I still have no grand ideas on what to have for dinner.

Let's face it. I am in a dinner rut. I have meat in the freezer.  I have stuff in the pantry. I have veggies in the refrigerator. I just have no great ideas on what to do. The same stuff runs through my head...Tacos, sloppy joes, spaghetti (which Brian DETESTS), BLT' all gets so old and boring after a while.

I need some new recipes. Some new ideas. Some better planning.  

I need a chef.

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