What had happened was…
I had every intention of sharing something new and delicious with you today. I’ve made it several times. Worked out the kinks. Sampled the results. Recipe is in great working order. But in order for you to want to EAT the food and MAKE the food, which is basically the whole entire point, you have to be able to SEE the food. And the weather is NOT cooperating with me and my needy camera lighting. The house is dark… it’s been so rainy that dank really seems a better word. All my photos have a weird bluish hue that I can’t seem to filter out because the truth of it is that there’s no substitute for sunshine.
So the new something delicious will have to wait until tomorrow.
For today I have five of my favorites from the past year that I decided to re-share (all updated with printer-friendly recipes thankyouverymuch). In case you’re stuck in a dinner rut. In case you’re new here (Hi!!!!). In case you’re like me and sometimes you get so wrapped up in new stuff you forget some of your most favorite things.
… straight up street fair food. But it’s healthy! I’m not making that up I promise. Plus the sauce can be made ahead, as can the marinade, which means you can have food on the table in 30 minutes or less. I love you, too.
… is for those days when you can’t decide between pizza and tacos. So much color, so many pretty vegetables, and a black bean spread that would make a really awesome dip if you’re into that.
… stick-to-your-ribs warm cozy pasta covered in parmesan cheese, bacon, and eggs. I almost always have everything to make this on hand, even when I am totally avoiding grocery shopping.
… doesn’t necessarily have to be made on the grill. It works fine stove-top and can even be baked in the oven. Grill pans work, too. This one combines peanutty chicken, vegetables, and rice noodles. I flipping love this stuff.
…may not count as a meal in your book, but in mine it’s DEFINITELY something to center a meal around. Make a gigantic salad. Add honey mustard. Bake some fries. Add honey mustard. CHICKEN FINGERS. Add honey mustard.
Five! Dang. That was fast.