Saturday, January 21, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

Sometimes in life we are faced with difficult decisions. "Should we buy a new car or keep spending money fixing the old one?" or, "Is this a battle I will choose with my kids?" or even, "Should I sell my house now at the bottom of the market, or try to wait out this slump?" "Should we have another baby?" The list goes on and on eternally.

For me, each week, I face difficult decisions. Okay, truthfully? Deciding what to make for dinner on a difficulty scale from 1-10 is pretty much a 2, especially when compared to the above dilemmas. Still, it FEELS difficult each time I sit down to write this blog. "Oh I really like that one, " says my left brain. "But you made something similar to that last month," says my right. "Oh my gosh all 216 recipes from this month's Cooking Light look soo good! I have to make them all!," says my left brain. "But you only have 7 days," says my right. There are so many great recipes out there; how will I ever choose?

This week I'm going to let you choose. Because I'm taking a break from decisions and because we all need more decisions in our lives. I know, I know. You're quite welcome.

Monday A: Tacos

Monday B: Peppered Flank Steak and Salsa, Roasted Asparagus, Sweet Potato Fries

Tuesday A: Sloppy Joes, raw carrots, home fries (try making these with egg whites instead of oil--fabulous!)

Tuesday B: Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy, smashed potatoes, steamed peapods

Wednesday A: Meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli

Wednesday B: Bacon and Butternut Pasta, Crusty French Bread

Thursday A: Rotisserie Chicken, boiled red potatoes, Roasted Carrots and Onions

Thursday B: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables, Buttermilk Biscuits

Friday A: Spaghetti, French Bread, Salad

Friday B: Herbed Fish and Red Potato Chowder, Whole Grain Crackers, Red Bell Pepper Strips