Completely off the topics of kids' yoga and music: I am an average cook, with occasional disasters, and very rare moments of brilliance. Here's the thing for me with cooking for a family of five: the EVERY DAY-ness of it. It never stops. You get one meal conquered and the next is breathing down your neck. (I'm tired just thinking about it, and I have no idea what to make for dinner.) I sometimes make half-hearted attempts to "meal plan," one of those mommy-blog terms, and I will tell you I stink at it.
I recently made a broccoli soup which came out so thin, runny and flavorless that I complained to my husband on the phone that it tasted like something you'd be served in prison. When he got home (having had that to think about the whole way) he tasted it, agreed with me, and promptly dubbed it Rikers' Island Soup. That and my Special Chicken (don't ask), and my various other disasters, including but not limited to several small fires in the toaster oven, will entertain the whole family for years I'm sure.
In the Moments of Brilliance Department, however, yesterday I created a shrimp salad that was really, really good. I broiled some shrimp, timed it perfectly so they were just cooked through and juicy, chopped up cucumber and red onion, the juice and zest (yes, I zested) of a lemon, olive oil, and halved red grapes. Really, really good. (Now if I didn't create this, and this exact recipe exists somewhere and I unconsciously plagiarized it, I don't really want to know, thanks anyway.) Hilarious that I am posting a recipe? Yes, it is.
So I’m always looking out for easy, good recipes (did I say healthy recipes? because of course that’s what I meant). Please share, as it seems as though the family will not stop with the thrice-daily eating any time soon.