What’s for dinner? The question is simple enough, except during the holidays. We are either over run with leftovers from the office party or relegated to reheat what remnants are left from our holiday family soiree. Even worse, what do we do when the cupboard is bare, the frig is empty and everyone is looking to you for the magic meal that they have become accustom to.
No one realizes how many nights you are compelled to leave work and proceed with a checklist of errands that would qualify you for a UPS position? It’s easy for the family to forget that you’re in charge of, well, everything from the tree to all of the decorations, untold commitments to your church, boosters, book club and heaven knows what other obligations we may have forgotten especially after the 2nd glass of wine.
The holidays are not supposed to be stressful and dinner should be the answer- not the problem. Without sounding like Dr. Phil, there is never a better time to get everyone to the table and enjoy what I call “easy food”, not fast food, not delivery food, not frozen food (unless you cooked it and froze it for just the occasion; which I strongly recommend).
Pasta, virgin oil, a tomato, some garlic and preferably some fresh parsley and/or basil is all you need. Dinner can be on the table as fast as someone can get the plates out. Now this does not mean that a salad wouldn’t be a nice addition, however a good dish of pasta is fast and easy and it can be found in almost every house anytime, anywhere, you just have to look for it!
Thanks for stopping by… Joe.