As winter and cooder temperatures are approaching, I am looking for quick, nutritious meals to serve to my family on weeknights. When the kids were younger, we ate out a lot. It was easy to go to Bob Evans or someplace nice, and get a good meal. I wasn't guilty about that because I have always worked full time, and had enough to do when I was home without cooking and cleaning up. Now things are changing a bit, and a free "kids night" meal at a local restaurant is no longer enough for my growing boys. We can spend all my earnings real quickly! Also, the kids would much rather eat at home, and it provides more quality time for us. Growing up, my mom always worked, either in the ministry or in nursing, but she was fantastic at putting together economical, yet satisfying meals each evening. Needless to say, I would feel guilty to feed my family mac-n-cheese and hot dogs for dinner! Although I would do it in a pinch, I feel much better putting something out that is tasty while incorporating a variety of colors, textures, and flavors. I don't mind baking a pre-made frozen entree' (decent quality and flavor) and adding veggies, salad, bread, etc. Since I was not born for the kitchen (we have it cause it came with the house...lol), recipes that are lengthy or complicated scare me.
I would love to hear your ideas for nourishing and comforting (this can be the most important part) meals for cool nights.
p.s. While you're browsing the web, be sure to check out my cousin's blog www.whatscookingwithandrea.blogspot.com.
SHE was born for the kitchen!