Weeknight Dinners. We Need to Add Spice.

I'm so ready for warm weather. You may or may not know this, but I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. True story. I suffer from depression every year around this time. It's horrible.

On a more positive note, I'm really excited about this pulled pork recipe that I'm trying this week. It's pretty much a three day process, so it better taste good!

Brian and I both agreed that we needed to add some variety to our dinner rotation. We've been eating the same thing over and over again for the past few months (#1 Beef and Rice, #2 Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo , #3 Baked Chicken, Corn, and Biscuits...then repeat dinners #1-3.)

I have difficulty finding recipes that I think Brian will eat.

I have to eliminate pretty much everything that includes the following:
Vegetables (other than corn or artichokes)
Ricotta Cheese
Brian typically is not a fan of pasta, potatoes, anything creamy, or anything ethnic (other than Mexican or pizza).

I've decided that I should be making better use of Pinterest.  Up until now, I've rarely utilized this source and haven't been hyped about "pinning" things. I also am going to do a better job of looking through my cookbooks to find weeknight meals (while trying to stay on a budget!).

One thing I liked about the pulled pork recipe was that I already had all the ingredients on hand, except for the pork and the hamburger buns!

Ok, on the menu for this week......

If you have some dinner ideas that fit the criteria, leave me a comment. I need more variety in my life!


  1. I love this post - my hubby is "picky" but if I don't tell him what exactly I'm making and just put it on the plate, he is more inclined to eat it. This is one of our favorites, it's super easy too! Don't let "lamb meatballs" throw you off, I promise it is so good and I think it fits your criteria: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/lamb-meatballs-couscous-feta-00000000041500/index.html

    In fact, I've made almost all of these recipes when trying to bring more creativity to our meals and they are good (some don't fit Brian's "likes" though): http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/your-four-week-dinner-plan-00000000041456/index.html


  2. I'll definitely try the meatballs? Did you use lamb or beef?
    Yeah - saddest part is that he doesn't eat seafood! I used to cook crab cakes and salmon all the time! I could eat seafood every day of the week. :-(

  3. I used ground lamb (which is my preference, SO good) and ground turkey too which gets a little dried out.


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