About once a week, I make a trip down to our second freezer that we have in our spring house. This is where I keep the meat we buy from our neighbors: chicken, beef, and pork. We also have a bunch of salmon that we buy from a local family who goes fishing in Alaska every year. (They’re really cool and have pick-up points throughout NC and GA. Check them out here.) So dinner is pretty much determined by what is currently defrosted and waiting in the refrigerator to be cooked. In addition to some kind of protein, I usually make a starch (pasta, rice, potatoes) and some kind of veggie. Once or twice a week we’ll have pasta without any meat. Saturday is always pizza night and Sunday dinner is always pasta and red sauce. I love not thinking about what to cook on the weekends – it makes things easy. And really, this is my overall goal with meal planning in general and the reason I started this series. I think we will go back to a menu, but hopefully it will be more detailed and more inspired than in the past.
What’s cooking at your house for dinner? Or do you call it supper? My neighbors are such sticklers about the evening meal being called “supper.” (And just to keep me on my yankee-toes, they call the midday “dinner”. I have lived here for 20 years and this still confuses me.) Anyway, I would love to know what you’re making this evening . . . or any other evening for that matter.
More dinner recipes can be found here.