Have you ever experienced dread during your meal planning? Is one more taco Tuesday going to push you over the edge? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Kitchen burn-out gets the best of us
moms, but don’t feel defeated.
It may just be time to try some exotic new recipes in the kitchen.
You don’t have to sacrifice ease, speed and convenience by mixing up your repertoire. Many items can be prepared beforehand to save time on those hectic weekday nights. Get your cookware ready and put your adventurous chef hat on! Here is a list of a few dinner ideas that can spice up your regular dinner routine up.
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This isn’t just a dinner plan: it’s a whole family gathering event. Get yourself a decent fondue pot and warm some Swiss and Gruyere cheeses over a candle or other heat source until melted to
perfection. You can choose what type of dipping material you want to include on your table.
Popular options include bread, blanched vegetables, and perhaps even apples depending on your cheese choices. Everyone around the table takes their selections and dips them with skewers to their taste.
Other types of fondue include broth for cooking meats and chocolate for a delectable dessert course. This is a great dinner to serve if you don’t mind a little mess and pure family enjoyment.
These delicious beef and vegetable filled pockets take hand held-dinners to a whole new level.You can prepare the filling and dough beforehand, say over the weekend with the family, and wrap them up to bake on a busy weeknight.
A Michigan Pasty, for example, has all the meat and vegetables and you are sure to get a hearty meal even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able put down. Serve with ketchup to convince even your youngest at heart that eating your meat and veggies is easy and delicious to do.
Aloha! Okay, maybe not a full course dinner, but it is still time to say hello to this fun, quick on- the-go food. This popular Hawaiian snack can be thrown together with many dry good items
making it perfect for the in-between times when you haven’t picked up fresh produce from the store. Wrap them individually and throw in the fridge to grab on your way out the door or for
afterschool bites. It’s cheaper than a trip to the islands and still a great way to eliminate munchies.
RAMEN NOODLE STIR FRY
Don’t discount this inexpensive noodle. It can be so much more than what the instructions on the back of the package indicate. Prepare the noodles as per directions, and then sauté them
with your favorite oils, vegetables, meats, and spices. You really can dress this old college favorite within minutes for a meal your whole family will enjoy.
MOROCCAN SPICE BURGERS
Take your old grilling favorite and kick it up a notch with this Moroccan-Spice Recipe. By mixing the ground beef with Moroccan seasoning and garlic, you take your regular burgers from dull to
exciting, ready to show off at any backyard get together.
Don’t have the special ras el hanout needed in the recipe? Make your own, or substitute with pumpkin pie spice for the same kind of interest and kick up your dinner table menu .
Don’t keep regurgitating your same dinner recipes over and over. Bring some exotic flavors and dishes into your life that will have your family traveling to new favorites that they’ll be asking for
again and again.