If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I occasionally ask some question about dinner around about 4:30 or so.
As my workday is wrapping up, I start thinking about our evening meal. I don’t have the option of starting dinner at 2:30 in the afternoon (that apparently some of my Facebook friends do)… If it’s not in the crock pot at 7:30am, dinner won’t be started until about 6.
Yesterday I tweeted: Okay Twitter, what’s for dinner tonight?
I was fishing for ideas for that evening’s meal (I often fail at advanced meal planning and continuously try to do better). It’s about that point that Twitter tried to kill me!
Four people tweeted me back. Three people answered with some sort of seafood.
I’m allergic to seafood.
But seriously, the people who responded to me are way together and prepared. Why can’t I be like that?
I’ll try harder.
I already know what’s for dinner tonight at least!
Clean Out the Fridge: Salads
It’s pretty common on Friday evenings for us to sit down and enjoy “big salads” for dinner. The point of the salad is to take whatever groceries are in the fridge from the week’s shopping trip that won’t survive the weekend. The main dr
iver for this is leftover deli meat. Usually purchased, freshly sliced on Monday or Tuesday, if it’s not consumed by Friday, it hits the can on trash day.
Starting with a bed of lettuce, we build our salads from there, using up whatever there is… usually including…
- shredded turkey
- the last egg (hard boiled of course)
In the past our salads also end up with:
- sliced peaches
- little crunched up blue corn chips in the bottom of the bag
Other common items on our salads are:
- homemade croutons
- shredded cheese
Do you have a clean-out the fridge type meal?
Even though I am home all day, with a 1 year old its 730 am crockpot or starting dinner at 6 as well. It’s nice to have things like chicken and steamed veggies or salads to turn to.