- They were suggested by my husband, who, when we first started dating, would not have eaten a tomato on a dare.
- The Boy loved them so much he ate two giant helpings, leaving only one bite of tomato before pushing it away, saying, "I don't want dessert. I'm too full to be hungry. I ate too much to be hungry."
I'm in a bit of a cooking rut. After The Boy was born, I went a little crazy about our food -- about many things, actually, but especially about that. It didn't help that I read "Animal Vegetable Miracle" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" about that time. I wanted us to eat more whole food, less processed, etc. My office at the time was right by a farmer's market, so every Friday, The Boy and I would stop there on the way home. I made all his baby food (well, the vast majority), and the husband and I were eating meat only three times a week or so. I started cooking black beans from scratch, making homemade spaghetti sauce and ridding my cupboards of cream of mushroom soup and anything else that yielded "instant" meals.
I've relaxed a lot -- sometimes you just need a can of mushroom soup -- but we still eat mostly like that. Problem is, I'm a little bored with all our staples: a bazillion variations of black beans, Friday noodles, homemade soups, etc. I switched offices, so we don't get the farmer's market very often any more, and that might be part of the issue. I often got meal ideas from whatever was on sale that week. Also, with two boys, there's obviously a little less time.
But mostly, I'm just bored.
So, what are you eating on weeknights? What about weekends? I want your fancy pants recipes AND your easy-peasy ones. Tell me what I should be cooking.