Cooking does it all. It’s relaxing, it brings our family together, it’s healthy, it’s affordable, and we love the way it tastes.
Then why when we want all of this, is it so difficult to just do it sometimes?
Spoiler alert; it’s not about finding the perfect Pinterest recipe.
You don’t need better recipes, you need better strategies.
Monday: I don’t have any time to cook!
Food that cooks fast: Thin cut chicken breasts, pork chops and fish filets; for dinner in under 15 minutes.
Tuesday: I can’t bring myself to cut up 100 ingredients
Skip the prep: Oven Roasted Chicken
Wednesday: I’ll cook, but I’m not doing dishes!
Bake or broil in aluminum pans or on foil lined baking sheets: Honey Pecan Chicken
Thursday: All day happy hour at Salsa Tex-Mex, I’m not home until it’s time to eat dinner.
Set it and forget it; slow cooker All Purpose Braised Pork Shoulder
Friday: I don’t want to use convenience foods because they’re sketchy.
Healthy convenience ingredients that are totally worth using: Thai Red Curry Paste for Thai Red Curry Grilled or Broiled Chicken
Saturday: I kinda want to make something nice for date night.
Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs (pressure cooker or slow cooker or oven or stovetop)
Sunday: What in the world do I do with all these half-assed leftovers?
Empty the fridge Combo Fried Rice.
You can cook dinner and enjoy it too. You don’t have to make yourself fit dinner, make dinner fit you.
Worst analogy ever.