Most people who cook for their families generally have a list of family favourites. Every so often however, you open the cabinets, the refrigerator, and the freezer, stand with your hands on our hips and say, I don’t feel like any of this. I want something different. It’s almost like a writer’s block. We are left wondering what to cook.

Here are a few ideas to go to when you are left asking yourselves what’s for dinner.

Spice it Up

If you are not real big on spicy foods, every once in a while it’s good to spice things up a bit. There are some Cajun meals like Jambalaya and Gumbo that are really easy to fix and add some zip and color to the dinner plate. If Cajun cooking isn’t high on your list of cooking ideas, think south of the border. Most people have Mexican food relegated to tacos and chilli, but there is a world of burritos, enchiladas, and more that use easy recipes for dinner but add spice to the meal.

Visit the Orient

Chinese cooking in your own kitchen is among the easiest cooking you can do. A lot of meals use one pan, a deep frying pan. The ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores. If you are unsure, you can always go La Choy even though it really isn’t what could be called authentic.

The Three “S” Meals

Try soups, salads, and sandwiches. None of these are hard to put together. All of them allow for tasty kitchen experimentation. If you do a sandwich and a salad, there don’t have to be any pots and pans to wash. These can also be healthy easy recipes for those who are wellness conscious.

These are just some easy dinner ideas for those times when you are left wondering what to cook.  Don’t do things the hard way. Focus on easy recipes for dinner and try to have some fun in the mix.


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