Originally Posted by pdswife
ok... I admit it... I've been in a cooking slump for the last few weeks. I knew it but I was really hoping Paulie hadn't noticed. HE HAS! As we were falliing asleep last night he mentioned ( trying to be nice) that my cooking was really boring him lately.
I need to come up with a wonderful dinner for tomorrow that will knock him off his way too skinny butt!!
IDEAS?? Nothing too complicated since...though I love to cook my confidence level is also slumpping....
( p.s. I have to leave for the store in about 30 minutes so HELP FAST!!!! lol)
I hear ya about a cooking slump/rut for everyday cooking & recipes that don't take all day/fancy schmancy. Here are some ideas to get your creative cooking juices flowing again.
I like a good roast with potatoes, carrots and onions - almost any day.
BBQ ribs, coleslaw, baked potato or potato salad, onion rings (I like the Tony Roma's onion ring loaf - where you peel em off the loaf and eat), corn on the cob, macaroni salad, baked beans, salad, garlic bread. You get the idea.
Kabobs - chicken and/or beef, (threaded w the usual suspects - shrooms, tomatoes, onions peppers), serve with rice pilaf and salad - quick 'n easy.
Seafood - shrimp scampi, salmon (side of fettuccinne or roasted asparagus & tomatoes), linguine & clam sauce - are quick and easy - and you have plenty of time to make a special dessert.
Can I interest you in, let's say, ice cream brownies for an easy dessert? Make two pans of brownies, smear with melted ice cream, cover with another layer of brownies, slice, wrap & freeze.
Eggplant Parm or Eggplant lasagna.
Chicken with artichokes and 40 cloves of garlic.
Had some time to watch FoodTV yesterday, & the meals looked delish.
Rachel made nut-crusted chicken cutlets with a white sauce & a nutty waldorf salad.
Ina made - pork loin and sauted cabbage. The cabbage looked sooo good.
Paula made - chili, a layered cornbread and orange brownies for dessert. Yum Yum.
Have an indoor picnic - Southern fried chicken (I bake the chicken -- too much grease for me), potato salad, cold mac salad, corn on the cob with lime butter sauce) - and tomato pie. (I posted the recipe for tomato pie on this site some time ago).
I'm sure I'll think of some more, but good food doesn't have to be fancy. Hope it gives you some ideas.