Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Don't Feel Like Cooking Dinner

I'm in a cooking rut.  I shouldn't be - the weather is (FINALLY) changing (goodbye 80 degree days, hello cooler weather!), and fall is my favorite season.  It's finally cool enough, without spending my entire paycheck on air conditioning, to start baking and making soups and the like.  I don't know why, but I just can't get into it right now for some reason.  Sure, I have some random things that I've cooked that were good (panko french toast), and some things that were awful (portobello peach sandwiches with avocado), but I just can't get motivated to get back into the kitchen.  This means that more often than not, I default to the "easy" dinners - the ones I don't have to think about when I throw them together.  So I guess I'm asking for some new ideas - difficulty no pork, shellfish, and well, everyone knows my odd obsession with trying to make everything from scratch.  I'm also curious - what are some of your "easy" dinners.  Here are mine:

Annie's Mac and Cheese w/chicken or turkey sausage
Salmon burgers (I make myself a veggie burger) w/ sweet potato fries
Turkey burgers (with random spice mixes thrown in) w/sweet potato fries
Pacific Organics Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese (dinner tonight!)
Smoked salmon green-leaf salad 
Pasta with Pesto sauce (I've recently resigned myself to the fact that it's cheaper to buy pesto at costco than make it myself)

1 comment:

  1. My goes to meals are so often casserole type dishes. I like shepherds pie. I like our best bites peanut noodles. We have grilled cheese a lot when I don't feel like cooking. I like tin foil dinners you could use veggie burgers but you just put carrots, potatoes and whatever spices on the bottom of a tin foil put the meat on top wrap it up and bake it at 350 for an hour, and the best part is the clean up you just throw the tin foil away! Good luck on getting out of your rut, and let us know how you do it!