As a mom of two little boys and feeling like our life is
constantly on the go (especially being summertime!), I find myself
slipping into a food-making slump. Scraping the backs of the
cupboards for the last remnants of pasta or re-vamping typical
breakfast fare, I seem to have a (very small) rotation of the same
tired recipes. I'm also especially leery of those things that will
steam up our house by turning on the oven or require more than one
hour of prep time.
For the upcoming week, I've decided to take four out of the
seven days and tackle recipes from Pinterest. You know the ones
- you've pinned them to your "Dinner" board (sometimes even
twice!) and your mouth waters at the pictures, but you never
I'm issuing a challenge to you this week: Find three or four
recipes you'd LOVE to try and make it happen. I'll be aiming to try
them during dinnertime, but feel free to choose some for whatever
meal you need a little oomph in. I'm aiming to find entire meals,
but adding a new side or delicious bread is perfectly acceptable as
Here's the breakdown of the meals I'm considering:
Garlic and Lemon Chicken -
Five ingredients (plus spices and olive oil)? Count me in.
Pasta - My favorite salad combined with a carb sounds like
the perfect vegetarian meal for my crew.
Chicken Enchiladas - We heart Mexican food. Like a
Cheese Bar - This is just one type of sandwich. But
perhaps we could each build our own?
Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - I feel like I want to make
this. I also feel like mine won't look this delicious....
Are there some favorite recipes you've been dying to try? Do
tell! Visit our boards Chicago Parent and mine for more
ideas. I'll post about my winners (and losers) in next week's
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