Most people who cook for their families generally have a list of family favorites. I know we do. We often focus on what the kids like to make sure they will eat. Every so often however, we open the cabinets, the refrigerator, and the freezer, stand with our hands on our hips and say, “I don’t feel like any of this.” We want something different. It’s almost like a writer’s block. We are left wondering what to cook.
Here are a few ideas that we go to when we are left asking ourselves what’s for dinner. We try to make sure that all the meals use easy recipes for dinner and they are within our budget.
1) Spice it up.
We aren’t real big on spicy foods, but every once in a while it’s good. There are some Cajun meals like Jambalaya and Gumbo that are really easy to fix and add some zip and color to the dinner plate. If Cajun cooking isn’t high on your list of cooking ideas, think south of the border. Most people have Mexican food relegated to tacos and chili, but there is a world of burritos, enchiladas, and more that use easy recipes for dinner but add spice to the meal.
2) Go fishing.
This is more than Mrs. Paul’s ® Fish Sticks. Tilapia, Whiting, and other light fish are relatively inexpensive. There are a lot of very tasty healthy easy recipes that make fish an easy dinner recipe that has a delightful taste.