The One with a Recipe Rut

Of all the things I love, feeding people comes in pretty high on my list.  I love the cooking and the baking and the mess-making and every once in a while, I love the dish-cleaning too.  But between shifting schedules, coaching seasons, and four evening classes each week, I’ve quickly found myself in a cooking rut.  I’m bare minimum kitchen lady lately, which just isn’t natural around these parts.  We’re surviving off of like, four recipes.

It’s this veggie lo meinthis roasted broccolithese slow cooker carnitas, Pepe’s pizza from down the street with this salad on the side, and my ability to make popcorn on the stove (but always separate batches because I like mine with sugar and the tall husband does not).  Honorable mention to Trader Joe’s harvest blend grains and cheese tortellini.

So for some food inspiration, I’m charging myself with revisiting some old favorites and branching out and trying a few new recipes over the next month or two.  Hold me accountable, good people.  Ask me how many times I ate roasted broccoli last week.  The struggle is real.


Items to revisit –

This buffalo chicken mac & cheese – Joe loved this when I made it the first time around, and for whatever reason I’ve forgotten about it until now.

These strawberry cupcakes – never forgotten, just waiting until summer and the right occasion to whip these up – but who’s to say that a random Thursday isn’t the right occasion for these bad boys?

This crockpot lasagna – crazy simple and reheats so well for lunches the rest of the week… or at least it did that one time I was organized enough to plan for lunches in advance.


New player lineup –

This tequila lime shrimp – because I actually have tequila in the house and like zero tolerance for pre-mixed margaritas

This one pot pasta recipe – one. pot.  that’s all.

This kung pao chicken – because the tall husband isn’t the biggest fan of Chinese food, preparing it at home with friendly ingredients makes it much more likely to please his palate and 100% more likely that I’ll get to eat Chinese food.


Wish me (and my kitchen) luck!


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