Every so often I find that I don’t know what to eat; I don’t know what I feel like having for dinner.
We have our usuals at my house, and our favourites, and our once-in-a-whiles; but there are times when none of these are right.
Sometimes I make a dish, like black bean chili, and my husband and teen rave about it, saying we should have it all the time. But really, if I made it all the time they wouldn’t enjoy it as much as they claim.
And there are times that we discover we’d forgotten how delicious something like roasted cauliflower and green olive pasta is: why don’t we have this every week? But, there again, we’d be sick of it pretty quickly.
There are days when we reminisce about a nice dish or fun dinner from the past, but it doesn’t mean we feel like having that meal again, only that we enjoyed it at the time.
Here is a list of some of our regulars:
- pasta – macaroni & cheese, roasted cauliflower & olive, tomato sauce, and more
- risotto – tomato, pea, mushroom, etc
- soup – minestrone, lentil, squash
- pizza – usually every week, all varieties and combinations of toppings
- tacos – hard shells and soft corn tortillas with fresh toppings, sauces and cheese
- burgers – regular and lentil, sometimes a quinoa version
- Indian-style curries – chickpea & potato, butter chicken, eggplant with tomato
But still, even with a list of standbys, nothing seems appealing these days. We’re tired of everything, and so I ask you: what’s for dinner?