How many times in our lives do we hear “What’s for dinner?”
A lot I tell ya!
How do you plan ‘what’s for dinner’? Are you on a set schedule? Do you have meat loaf every Monday, spaghetti on Tuesday and so on? Do you serve basically the same meals every week, just mix it up a bit?
I admit, I too tend to fall into the trap of cooking a lot of the same foods but there’s a reason for that. It has to do with ‘what’s on sale’ ‘what’s on hand’ and what they tend to like. Face it. They’ll gobble up foods they love and pick at something new and different. But that doesn’t stop me from trying new things!
Chicken was on sale recently…. which means YES, I’ll make you some barbecue chicken, and YES, I’ll make you some chicken and dumplings… but how about we switch it up a little bit? So…. last night…. we had… Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. This incorporated everything I had on hand already. No trips to the store. (I did substitute a bag of mixed frozen veggies for just broccoli though… and fresh mushrooms are always better than canned, but I saved a trip to the store!)
This recipe was modified from one found elsewhere. HOWEVER, if I make it again, I’ll add more chicken broth so there’s more sauce, more garlic and more sesame oil (for flavor.)
Since I was on a cookin’ roll….. I decided to do something with that bowl of nectarines on the counter that was getting way too ripe and created this Nectarine Crisp. It’s very similar to an apple crisp or a peach crisp (or crumble.)
SO……. what are you making for dinner tonight? Can you do it without stopping at the store?