Preparing a weekday evening meal is not supposed to be a stressful marathon or a trial by stir-fry. After all, it’s just dinner. You can eat well – and feed others too - with modest effort and planning. You don’t need tons of money or hours of research online or rummaging through cookbooks either.
If you've read MotherWouldKnow before, you have already figured out that I am all for sanity, in the kitchen and elsewhere. I start with a few basic tenets:
- First, leave your competitive, Type A qualities (if you have them) at the kitchen door.
- Second, if you notice that your dinner plate has a chip or doesn’t match the placemat, resist the urge to switch them. That’s for company – this is about weekday sanity. You can throw out the chipped plate after dinner or switch out the placemat next time
- Third, take a deep breath, ditch your heels or your tie (if you dress that way at work) and smile. After all, it’s just dinner.
Are you with me?