choose my meals!

Okay friends. I need help.

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I’m in a bit of a cooking slump when it comes to our meals during the week. I don’t really want to make a grocery list, I have no ideas what meals I want to make next week (or the next week or the next), and I don’t feel like looking stuff up. Do ever go through times when you just don’t want to have to do this? I can’t be the only one.

This is also when I really miss having cable. I don’t have the option to flip on Food Network and let Giada or Ina decide my weekly meals for me. Yes, I could look recipes up online, but sometimes you just need the process to be a bit more mindless, you know?

Right now, I’m “working” on putting my grocery list together, but I just have NO inspiration whatsoever!

I need help.

Clearly. And not just because grocery-list-making is what I do every Friday night.

What have you made lately and loved?

What’s your new favorite go-to meal/recipe?

Is there something I’m totally missing out on?

Also – I have a few chicken sausages in the fridge and 1 entire head of cabbage, so if you have any suggestions for those, you’ll get bonus points.

Why I bought a head of cabbage with no recipe in mind? I cannot answer that.

Here’s hoping your Friday night is more exciting than mine ; ) But I do hope you’re around so I can get my grocery list made!

33 comments

  1. I made a lentil rice casserole yesterday and I’m making sweet potato quesadillas tomorrow. Oh and I made my rice cooker jambalya recently too.

  2. I’ve been in such a rut, too. Most meals are roasted vegetables(or microwaved) with fried eggs. At least this is making me really good at frying eggs.
    This would be my favorite recipe lately. I wish I had the energy to make it again soon.
    http://www.thewannabechef.net/2011/04/06/caramelized-onion-and-balsamic-vinegar-bean-salad/

  3. I’m so going through that right now and have been for a really long time. I haven’t made any real meals in as long as I can remember.
    Hope you get some good suggestions!

  4. I made this recipe (which uses sausage and cabbage) last week and loved it! http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sausage-with-cabbage-corn-saut-10000001940195/

    I also made some great black bean, corn and zucchini enchiladas (via my recipes.com) this week – also delish! :)

  5. If you go pick up a box of frozen pierogi you could throw together this Pierogi, Chicken Sausage and Cabbage Skillet? I made it a few weeks back and enjoyed it!

    http://cookinfanatic.com/2011/02/pierogi-skillet/

    Happy Friday :D

  6. I definitely go through slumps like this. You are most definitely not the only one!!!

    Here are some great meals I’ve made lately….
    Tempeh Sloppy Joes, Strawberry Wheatberry Salad (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/wheat-berries-with-strawberries-and-goat-cheese-recipe/index.html), Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp over Coconut Rice.

  7. I’m in love with cheesy risotto right now. It’s good with all types of vegetables and grilled chicken or pork.

  8. UGH, I hate getting stuck in meal/food ruts. I’m actually just getting over a rut myself. Some good eats as of late are…
    Creamy Vegan Avocado Pasta http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/
    Grilled Cheese Jalepeno Popper Sandwich: http://www.beckybakes.net/2011/04/13/jalapeno-popper-grilled-cheese-sandwich/
    Chicken Chickpea Chili: http://teenagetaste.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/chicken-and-chickpea-chili/
    Hope this helps! :-)

  9. That definitely happens to me. This past week I only cooked twice! All other meals were either leftovers or eaten out.

    Here’s a recipe for a chicken sausage casserole: http://avoraciousappetite.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/quick-easy-chicken-sausage-casserole/. It’s totally adaptable to fit whatever you have on hand.

    Good luck with the list!

  10. OOOO have you tried Heidi’s white bean and cabbage dish? http://steamykitchen.com/14838-white-beans-and-cabbage.html

    Shockingly super delicious.

  11. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Shiitake-Angel-Hair-Pasta/Detail.aspx

    Yum-yummiest pasta dish ever!!! I’d have it every night if I could.

  12. OOOO Corned Beef and Cabbage :) Sorry Brandi, but you know I’m a southern, country cooking junky :)

  13. I hate ruts. They drive me ABSOLUTELY nuts. Thanfully it sounds like you have some good suggestions.

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