Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some Quick Dinner Ideas

We are in the middle of February.  We are in the thick of the monotony of the cold weather and snow.  Winter is boring.  The kids are getting restless.  My daughter especially is talking constantly about going to the park, the zoo, and the pool.  This is the time of year when being a faithful person is important (faithful to your committments, to your obligations, to your family and household) but it is also a time when you may need something fresh to do just to break up the winter and give you the next oompf you need to make it to spring.

So, what are your stress releases?  What are your creative outlets?  I love to scrapbook.  And by scrapbooking, I mean spending the entire day holed up in my basement studio, supplies scattered everywhere, cranking my creative wheels and turning out adorable layouts for my kids' albums.  No "thirty minutes here and there" approach for me! 

Of course, in order to spend the day so indulgently, I often feel like I must have all my ducks in a row before I head down to hibernate in Scrappy Land.  Laundry done.  Toys picked up.  Shower.  A plan for dinner.

Which brings me to the point of this post.  It is a true delight to have something simple, quick, and easy to prepare for dinner after a day of creative outletting (whatever that may be for you! And yes, I made up that word.  Don't judge.).  Of course, if you work during the day and long for something simple, delicious, and homecooked, this is for you too!  :)

So, without further ado, I share some 30 Minute Meals with you from the archives of The Culinary Enthusiast.

Can I ask a favor of you?  In the generous spirit of sharing, will you come back and post a comment after you make a recipe?  I would love to know what you thought and how it turned out for you?  I love reading your comments!! 

Also, don't forget that Project Love Day is still going on?  Need a refresher of what this project is all about?  Go HERE.  Let's finish this project s-t-r-o-n-g!!!  Clicking your way around this site is generating money that will be donated to World Vision to help rescue and restore a child, a girl, a teenager caught in the dark and violent underworld of human trafficking and sexual slavery of children. 

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for a good orzo recipe! Thanks - I'll put it on my menu for next week!


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