What's Your "Go-to" Meal?
You race home from a) a meeting at work, b) taking your child to karate/ballet/music class, c) your first workout in weeks, or d) a doctor's appointment.
On the way, you ask yourself, "What's for dinner?" If you are the one who also has to answer that question, you are not alone. We've all stood in front of the refrigerator, wondering what's next.
Good intentions abound, whether you cook for yourself or for a family: to eat together; to cook a meal everyone will eat; to provide a delicious, healthful meal every time. Sometimes those intentions bump up against reality: too little time, or too little motivation.
I'm convinced, though, that each of us who prepares dinner regularly has a "Go-to Meal" - the dish you cook when time is tight and there's not much in the house. The one you've made often enough so that you don't really need to think about it Sometimes a "Go-to Meal" is one we cook from scratch. Other times, we combine an already-prepared item, like meat marinated at the Co-op, with vegetables we cook ourselves. Either way, we all need to increase our repertoire of fast, good meals. Sharing those ideas is one way to do just that.
Here's my "Go-to Meal": Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables. In the time it takes water to boil, you can make the sauce.
What's your "Go-to Meal?" Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.