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Jan 18, 2011 03:18 PM

:facepalm: - Two minutes after putting a blah old dinner together...

... I have everything here for Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meatloaf (low-carb version).

Darn it! Even worse, I'd been thinking about making a (high-carb) Natchitoches meat pie riff and c'mon, how good does that sound?

Now, how good does chicken and smashed potatoes and maybe salad/maybe collard greens sound? Yeah, not so much.

There's a reason I usually write out my plan for the week.

So what should you have had?

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  1. Just the other night we had braised lemon chicken and jasmine rice. Talk about DULL! Don't ask me what I was thinking! About 8,902 other things would have been much better. The meal itself was ok but I was so disappointed for several days! I hate that I did not make something much more creative and flavourful (and I definitely could have).

    Usually I write out meal plans, too, but in Spring and Summer often let what is available in the garden or farmer's market dictate inspiration. But last week? Yikes. Sigh...

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    1. re: chefathome

      We write out our meal plans for the week, too, especially since both my daughter and I are following the Weight Watcher's program. But every once in awhile, life catches me unawares too, and I end up with a blah dinner, and feel the same way!

      1. re: sunflwrsdh

        It's rather interesting how food people feel after making a blah meal! It's only one meal but the fact that it could and should have been so much better is practically haunting! :0