With my kids going back to school on Tuesday, I am newly motivated to try to cook some nice and healthy weeknight meals for the family. Too many times we've fallen back on soup (from a can), chicken nuggets and sandwiches. I'm not looking to make anything fancy. Just some simple, fresh foods that might broaden their palettes a bit and make me feel good about serving it to them. And it's not all about the kids. I find that when I spend some time making a meal, I sit down and savor it a bit more than something I just throw together. I'd also like to have a nice option for my husband when he comes home from work. He might not get too excited about the veggie burgers I plan on cooking up this week, but it will be there if he wants to try it!
Though the kids will be in school all day, I don't plan on cooking all day! I am planning an art class I'll (hopefully) be teaching at the school, working on a newsletter and two magazines, continuing with Raspberrykidz and (coincidentally) putting together a cookbook as a school fundraiser. I would, however, like to work on organization and simplicity, and I'd like to keep the grocery bill down at the same time.
I also think that posting here will help motivate me to make a nice presentation, because I will occassionally take pictures of what I serve up to post here, starting right now. Above is a simple green bean dish I brought to my parents' house this evening for a barbeque.
If you have any simple recipes, tips, tricks...anything you would like to share, feel free to post here! I can use all the help I can get!