“What shall I cook for dinner?” This is a question/complaint that women (and men) around the world must ask daily. I think we probably all have our favourites that we fall back on time and time again – dishes that are easy to cook that are top of mind when we are at the supermarket, or standing in front of the fridge at dinnertime. I certainly know I do. These days, I seem to have a staple set of chicken dishes (including Thai stir-fry, couple of different Thai curries, and a Moroccan-inspired quickie, as well as a few others), a couple of staple lamb dishes (lamb shanks in winter, a Moroccan tagine, and lamb rumps), roast beef or grilled steak, salmon, and several pasta dishes, some of which I can manage to get my husband to eat, some of which are vegetarian. There will be others I can’t think of at the moment. And of course, my famous fried rice – though I make that less frequently, simply because I often forget to buy limes.
There are others that I add occasionally. I throw in fish occasionally, but it is something I wish I could cook better. Every so often I introduce a new dish to my standards. After our Italian sojourn, I added in a pork in milk (maiale al latte). But aside from that, I haven’t added many new dishes recently. Dona talked about this phenomenon in a post recently, noting that she’d tried a new service that delivered recipes and the necessary ingredients, in an effort to add some new dishes to her weekly repertoire.
It got me thinking. Each of us who read her blog – or those who read my blog – must have some favourite, tried-and-true, easy and quick recipes. I’d love to know what your go-to dishes are. I know they would be delicious – I had one of Bridgett’s pasta dishes for dinner last night. Wouldn’t it be an idea to share some of them? What do you think? We could do it here (you could write a guest post for me, with your favourite recipe) as a regular feature, or simply on our/your own blogs. Any takers?
FYI, tonight it’s going to be lamb rumps, with balsamic sauce.