Leaving the Food Rut Behind

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During the holidays I spent some of my client-free time cooking the wonderful dishes that brought back childhood memories, but also the dishes we’ve come to love through the years that are now tradition at our table.

Then the holiday season ended, the new year began, and 2019 work goals kicked in, which means less time to cook. By the end of the first week of January I was busy, had little to no time for the kitchen, and we were quickly entering into the food rut we were in last fall. I knew there was no way we could choke down another piece of chicken with the same old stand-by sides. I needed help, and the sooner the better.

That’s when I came across a post by Tieghan Gerard of “Half-Baked Harvest“, she shared “The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2018“. I clicked through and started looking at the variety of dishes, and how delicious they seemed and that’s when I decided they were the recipes that would rescue us from our food rut!

I printed several and chose to start with “One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo“. It was quick prep, easy to cook in one pot, and the final result was amazing. We loved how fresh it tasted with the herbs and lemon, plus the orzo was a nice change for us. Better yet there were yummy leftovers, which fits in with my cook once, eat twice belief. Leftovers make eating healthy at home a snap and takes the guess work out of what’s for dinner tomorrow night.

Thanks to Tieghan and her recipe I have found my kitchen inspiration. I look forward to sharing how the other recipes are, and to no boring dinners.