Images via Pinterest and linked below.
Here's my truth: I'm not inspired by summer foods.
Don't get me wrong - I love summer foods. Fresh fruits. Corn on the cob. Grilled stuff.
But it's the foods of fall, or at least the change in season, that gets me back in the kitchen again and feeling like I actually want to be cooking.
Maybe it's all about routine. Fall signals a return to routine (or the start of some new ones if you live in my house this year) and for me that usually means that I want to get stuff in order. Meal planning - or at least more intentional meals - usually comes up at this time of year.
I'm not complicated in the kitchen. Simple and easy and healthy is what I'm looking for when I browse recipes.
Here's some recipes I want to try in the next few weeks (all pinned to my recipe board on Pinterest - which by the way I've been loving again - feeling inspired rather than depleted and overwhelmed when browsing):
- Sweet & Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks
- One-Pan Pasta Recipe
- Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs
Lemon Chicken Pasta (love the story she wrote to go along with the recipe)
Aaron and I had a talk the other day about setting aside a weekend day to cook a whole bunch of meals to freeze for his house and for mine. I like the idea of combining our efforts in a method that will help both of us out during the week when dinnertime rolls around and the kids are hungry and we're each on our own.
If we do end up doing that I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm also thinking about signing up for emeals again. I like their suggestions, their shopping list, their instructions, and the variety. It's usually more food than the three of us eat (big meals every night) during one week but I like that I can print it all out and then refer back to it again.
And while on the topic of dinners and meal planning I want to recommend you check out Melanie Makes. She posts a new menu plan each week and there's often something from her list I'm interested in trying too.
I'm also really wanting to have turkey dinner sometime soon.
Do you have a favorite fall food or healthy freezer meal that's in your rotation?