Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dinnertime Woes

I am currently bored with our dinner menus. It consists of items that I can throw together quickly and items I know my kids will not complain about. I am wanting something new. I know I have all these cookbooks and I just need to get them out and start trying stuff, but when do I have time to do that. Sometimes I will try something different and dear hubby is often not too excited. Ordering pizza is too easy. We don't get too many nights at home where I can cook and elaborate meal and sometimes on those nights I don't want to cook because of all the running around the nights before. I did try something new last night and hubby was skeptical, but the family was surprised that it was good.

I have considered something call Dream Dinners. It is a place in Columbus where you go a prepare a meal for the week or so and freeze them and all you have to do is thaw and cook. For the month of November they has Southern Living side dishes and what could be better. I have seen a FoodNetwork special on the ladies who started this business. If I can get dear hubby on board and a few other ladies willing to try it with me. I would enjoy not wandering thru the grocery store trying to decide what to fix for the week.

Anybody else bored with their dinners?


Sally Ferguson said...

Oh my, dinnertime woes! I think I "burn out" at least once a week! The kids are learning to make a box of macaroni and cheese by themselves, so they often find that to be their favorite menu. Sometimes I make things way too complicated. Best advice? Keep it simple and give yourself a break! Sloppy Joes, anyone? :)

Amanda said...

I think we all had hot dogs tonight :-) which is a change of pace. I love my crockpot, and everyone likes sausage and apples. Other than these two things, I am also known for pre-programing my oven to cook while I am away. I have no money to try "pre - prepared meals" and I think they are basically all tomato sause based? Good luck though

Dana said...

We have one of those in our community. It was started by a homeschooling family!