I need some help. I’m in a rut. I know as a food blogger I’m supposed to be a wealth of culinary ideas and inspiration, but lately I can’t figure out what to cook for dinner. Maybe I need a new cookbook, something new to muse over and gain ideas. Maybe I need to find time to go to the grocery store on a regular basis so I have ingredients to work with. Its like I have writers block, but instead of not being able to string two sentences together, nothing makes my hungry.
When I was in graduate school I would take breaks from my classwork to plan dinner. I was home most afternoons so I could start well in advance. I could make bread sticks to go with spaghetti made from scratch. I could wander the isles of the market looking for the one freshest ingredient that was begging to be cooked to perfection. Now, it hits 4:00 and I send the dreaded “what should we do about dinner” text. Not even, “what do you want to eat”, but “what should we do about it” like canceling or skipping it all together is a conceivable option. Some how I need to get past dinner being a problem that needs solving and get back to engaging and creative cooking.
So I need your help. What are you cooking for dinner? Where do you turn when nothing sounds good and you can’t stand another night of take-out? Do you have a Pinterest board where you stash away inspiration? What are you craving?