Meal after meal and day after day good dinner recipes can become a real chore. Many people get into a menu rut, rotating between the same recipes endlessly. Families often find, when examining their food selection, that they constantly eat the same meals while ignoring some old favorites. It’s all haphazard and kind of random. Now that more people are more focused on other things like work, it’s not easy to plan and execute a healthy menu.
When coming up with that menu, and the recipes to fill it, keep in mind that prior planning prevents future problems. When a menu is planned in advance the selection becomes more diverse. Food isn’t only about the taste and nutrition, it’s about presentation and the whole experience. Even the same basic foods can be prepared a variety of different ways to make up meals everyone will enjoy a lot more.
Try ground beef. Add some flour, vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and lettuce. That’s a hamburger, right? Well, it’s also tacos. While very different in the eyes and taste buds of most people, hamburgers and tacos share many of the same basic ingredients. One food can make many different recipes and thus meals. Let’s try another one. Chicken and potatoes. It’s not very healthy to eat French fries and fried chicken. But roasted chicken and potatoes are. More riffs on the same basic song. Try chicken salad with potato chips for lunch. Chicken pot pie. Chicken Teriyaki may not include potatoes, but it includes a starch in the white rice. A few basic foods can lead to great variety.
Mixing meats can be fun too. Cut up chicken and steak, potatoes and vegetables. Put them on skewers or sticks and grill. Those are delicious kebabs. Then there’s a classic favorite of steak and lobster. Fish and chips make a good appetizer for a fried turkey, all made in the same deep fryer.
What about sources for meal ideas? There are a lot of food shows on television, even an entire channel dedicated to food. The shows have lots of cooking ideas, and even associated web sites where more dinner recipes can be found. Speaking of on line, food ideas abound on web sites. Try a Google or MSN search for dinner ideas. Nobody could every get through all the available info online.
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