Can’t decide what to have for dinner?
What to have for dinner is one of the most asked questions there is. Only beaten by “when will it be ready?”. The answer depends on many things:
What type of meal do you want, quick and easy or something special?
Do you want cheap dinner ideas or are you feeling extravagant?
If you are going to cook then what ingredients have you already got you can cook or have you got to go to the stores?
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions and then the pressure comes in with “when are we gonna eat?”
I don’t like the same food every night. So long as I get a change I am happy. I like to cook whenever I have time and I usually make time. It doesn’t have to take long or be difficult to make something that’s tasty and good for you too. If I’ve got plenty of time I like to do something a bit more challenging.
When I’m stuck for ideas and can’t decide what to have for dinner (bearing the above in mind) I tend to run through the different countries cuisine I can think of and then the types of cooking. Do I want All American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian ? and then Grilled, Fried, Stewed, Roast ? Do I want pasta, potatoes, bread, rice? Beef, Chicken, Pork, lamb, fish? Pretty soon something starts to come out on top.
There are a million meals out there just waiting to be eaten. I’ll post a few of my favourites and hope that it gives a few ideas. I’ll also try to tell you some of my favourite cooking methods and why they are.
For example I love slow cooked food. You can throw everything in a pot and just come back later to a delicious meal. It sometimes feels like its been cooked for you and its great if you know you aren’t going to have much time when you get home.
Pressure cookers. These cook in a fraction of the time needed to oven cook a stew or casserole so you don’t need to start two hours ahead.
I am not a chef just a home cook but that’s all it takes to either put together a quick meal or a dinner party for friends. The first thing is deciding what to have for dinner