If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I occasionally ask some question about dinner around about 4:30 or so.
As my workday is wrapping up, I start thinking about our evening meal. I don’t have the option of starting dinner at 2:30 in the afternoon (that apparently some of my Facebook friends do)… If it’s not in the crock pot at 7:30am, dinner won’t be started until about 6.
Yesterday I tweeted: Okay Twitter, what’s for dinner tonight?
I was fishing for ideas for that evening’s meal (I often fail at advanced meal planning and continuously try to do better). It’s about that point that Twitter tried to kill me!
Four people tweeted me back. Three people answered with some sort of seafood.
I’m allergic to seafood.
But seriously, the people who responded to me are way together and prepared. Why can’t I be like that?
I’ll try harder.
I already know what’s for dinner tonight at least!
Clean Out the Fridge: Salads
We have some dinners at our place planned with friends so I turned to Twitter asking about the Go-To meals they make when people are coming over. I got some great responses that made me hungry… I thought I’d share the idea gold with you!
- Lasagna. This is a great idea, I’m not a fan of lasagna in general, but I’ve run across some recipes (on Pinterest of course) I think I might like. Brad loves it and it’s a nice cold weather food.
- Burgers on the BBQ. These are a K-fam favorite that we often asked for prior to becoming the owners of Monster Grill. If weather checks out, it’s top of the list along with the beloved cheesy potatoes. (Recommended with a big salad)
- Roast. Easy to prepare in the Crock Pot, no one minds leftovers either. (Also recommended with a big salad)
- Salad, pizza and wings. This was recommended by a local pizza place (that has good food at 2am… I may or may not know for a fact). It’s a great idea for food that accompanies game night or airing a sporting event on the big screen. Bonus: I wouldn’t have to cook!
- Chicken in a red wine sauce with red mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. My mouth watered at that recommendation and that’s all I have to add.
- Anything in the slow cooker. I love my crock pot, I also love being able to do a little prep and have a wonderful meal with little work. Very helpful for company because you don’t get locked in the kitchen making it.
What about you? What are you go-to meals for company?
Or for an average day?