feeling braindead due to move... need recipe ideas for dinner
my kitchen is in a tizzy, and i'm still organizing it. as such, i've only picked up the basics from the grocery store, and honestly, i don't know what to buy anymore. i just moved to houston, and i'm surrounded by various asian cuisines, mediterranean, and tex-mex. i love it all, but for the life of me, when i try to puzzle out what i should buy from the grocery store to make for my family, my mind draws a total blank. i know that i should wait until my pantry is well-stocked again, but i'm tired of take-out and fast food and pan grilled chicken breast. so please, help me get started with ideas on what to buy and cook.
I always like to make soup or stew when I move to a new place. These dishes are pretty flexible and I like the process - checking, tasting, stirring as I go about unpacking and nesting. Plus the house begins to smell like home!
Or roast something - chicken and vegetables require very little from the pantry.
Most of all, choose something you love. Enjoy your new home!
Crockpot full of chili. Simple, filling, versatile (next day over hot dogs or burgers; nachos for the family, etc.).
Greek pizza (if I'm guessing right about where you left from -- I miss Athens Pizza on Buford Hwy, long since closed, I think). Naan or similar flatbread, onion/peppers/garlic, sausage, pepperoni, mozz cheese -- make a few ahead, wrap in foil and reheat as snack/appetizer.
Welcome to TX! :)
I agree with the stew, soup, chili angle because it's perfect for nesting into a new place, without using lots of pots and pans - hence less clean up.
Stir fry is another option that I do when I want an easy, but more vegetable filled meal. I like chicken, broccoli, snap peas, water chestnuts, baby corn and carrots with a ginger teryiaki honey sauce.
Congrats on the move.
i like the chili and soup idea. haven't made soup since that godawful cold snap in atl. it's been a bit warm here for soup although the weather seems like it wants to turn. i think i might attempt some texas red, but i feel like fadi's for dinner tonight.
I love to have breakfast for dinner. It can be as simple as scrambled eggs and toast. Or waffles, blintzes, omelettes -- almost every breakfast item can be sweet or savory.