I can't be the only one. What's For Dinner? Sometimes that phrase hits me with dread. UUgghh! Just too easy to get into a rut. Can't be the only one who struggles with creating simple, healthful meals some days. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook and experiment, But need a few more go to meals.
Remarried one year ago. He's awesome! He's also a vegetarian. I'm heading more to a plant-base eating plan too. Could use a few more suggestions. Smoothies are great, and breakfast is usually oatmeal with nuts, seeds and berries. Would like to fill in a few more lunches and/or dinners with something new.
@Rhymesometimes Since I'm "by myself," I can live a very unstructured lifestyle...with the exception of when my studio/gallery is open of course. I've lived like this for twelve years now, and am such a free and spontaneous spirit. It's great to be unencumbered!
I like to cook. I totally hate deciding what's for dinner. I solved the breakfast problem ages ago because my husband wakes up about when we're having lunch, so I eat breakfast alone and have the same thing every day because if I allow myself to think about it - I'd be cooking massive breakfasts every day.
But for dinner - years ago a friend suggested I try Blue Apron, back when they were the only game in town. I did and I adore it. My husband and I pick out our meals (yes they have vegetarian meals and they are GOOOOD) about once a month, together. And then I forget about it.
So three times a week all I have to do is decide which menu to follow. I generally go by how long they say it takes and how many prep bowls I see in the pictures. If I'm quitting work early I do the more complicated meals, if I'm working until right before dinner, I do the 20 minute meals. they also now have a thing where you prep 4 meals at once, pack them away and just reheat them. I may try that.
I have adored it not only for partially solving what to make for dinner, but I no longer have bunches of parsley turning to green soup because I needed a few springs for some recipe (they just send you what you need for two people); I have learned about so many new ingredients and cooking techniques. I am truly a better cook for the experience.
I have the same question, even without the challenges of cooking for someone else or trying to find complete vegetarian proteins. Sometimes, @Rhymesometimes , what's for dinner is what you describe for breakfast!
@DeahWA Good point. Breakfast for dinner is like comfort food to me. The vegetarian quandary is made every more difficult for me, because I don't eat/soy products. Hubby does. My shopping cart is funny. Soy milk and soy-free eggs in the same cart! Beans and rice; quinoa ( a complete protein ) are regulars in our house. Would like simple, tasty, healthful vegetarian meals. Heading out to the grocery store today. Probably sleeveless again. Fly bat wings, be free.😜 Christine
I love quinoa, especially with walnuts and craisins. And I do omelets for dinner a lot. In fact, gotta use up the last of the eggs and green onions today. Hope I have Swiss cheese in the fridge. Fingers crossed.
Omelets for dinner works for me! Nothing like a good hash and veggie omelet any time of day. A good chicken stir-fry works too. When there's no steak and potatoes I'll take chicken dishes any day. I also love leftovers-for obvious reasons.