Do you start the day sitting in traffic? Have you been listening to colleagues complain about their problems ? Streesed to meet deadlines and dealing with complaining clients, then sitting in traffic again?…… By the time you come home… Who wants to make dinner? Errr… probably not many of us, to be honest. We are all so tired by the time we get home.
When I just got married, for the first two months, I was so bugged by this question: “What’s for dinner tonight?”. I tried to be a perfect wife, who serves hot delicious dinners every night to her family. A perfect meal in my mind was this three-course dinner served with roasted chicken with crispy roasted potatoes, fresh garden salad and scrumptious dessert. Now thinking about it, this plan was a bit too illusional. I was wrong, weeknight dinners are not meant to be perfect. They are meant to be simple.
Later on, I spoke with a few newly weds and they all shared the same challenge. Phew… It was such a relief learning that I was not alone.
How often do you ask this question?
Weekdays are busy days, so the best way is serving simple meals during the week. Now, when the weekend comes… that’s another story, we can go above and beyond, and impress everyone with extravagant meals.
BUSY LIFE + SIMPLE MEALS = QUICK WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Quick Tips for a busy weeknight:
Tip 1: Don’t be shy to serve breakfast for dinner (scramble omelettes and toasts?), or a meatless dish, or a quick stir fry.
Tip 2: When it comes to saving time in the kitchen, it goes beyond just a quick recipe, it covers fast cleaning, the quickest cooking methods, and the simplest cooking ingredients.
We will cover much more in depth about those topics soon. For now, just remember Eistein’s quote: “Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to cooking?
SPEND LESS TIME IN THE KITCHEN AND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
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