I am in a bit of a dry spell, both in cooking and writing blog posts. I have been making a lot of old standbys for dinner instead of trying new recipes. This is well and good for easy cooking, but it doesn’t give me much material for the blog. I thought I would highlight a few past posts just in case you also need new dinner ideas. I can’t be the only one who is looking for inspiration. I am hoping that looking back at what I have cooked in the past will give me inspiration for the future.
Citrus recipes are everywhere these days, which is fitting since it is the height of citrus season. We are lucky enough in our modern age to be able to get good citrus fruit year round, but it is truly best in the winter. I posted about citrus roasted chicken back in the summer, but the waning (I hope) days of winter are the perfect time to perk up your plate and palate with the bright flavors of oranges, lemons and limes.
If you are in the mood for something different, try spuds and salads. You can get as fancy as you like when topping your potatoes, or you can keep it simple with butter and a bit of cheese. The same goes for the salad – go all out with winter greens and vegetables, or stick with simplicity. You can whip up the salad and potato toppings in the time it takes for the potatoes to bake, leaving you ready to sit down in no time.
Or you can go the slow cooker route and try garlic pulled pork. Take a few minutes in the morning to throw everything in the pot and you will have tender, garlic-scented pork ready when evening rolls around. Pair it with simple sides, or pile it on buns and you are nine tenths of the way to eating dinner.
Where do you turn when you are out of inspiration in the kitchen? Recipe books, online, takeout menus or somewhere else?