There is a collection of recipes that I cook again, and again, and again,
If it’s not the same five dinners on high rotation, it’s the same snacks, or the same lunch box fillers that I make every single week.
That used to drive me totally bonkers, but not any more.
Lately I’ve made a big effort to ditch the frustration in favour of caring less about unimportant things and making things as easy as possible.
There are very valid reasons for these twelve recipes to be on high rotation at our house…
- They taste good
- They are easy to make
- Everyone eats them.
There is no way I am slaving away in the kitchen if something doesn’t taste good when I’m done. In fact, there is no way I am slaving away in the kitchen at all most days, if it’s not easy to make then I’m not making it!
And we all know that last point is the holy grail of family food. When everyone in the house eats something, without whining, or even (gasp!) with pleasure, that item is going to be served up again and again and again. I’m totally fine with that, because I’m going for easy right now – ‘stress free, simple, no whining, let’s eat Tacos every damn night’ kind of easy.
I also refuse to waste time caring about what terrible thing may happen because we are eating the same meals over and over.
Nothing terrible is going to happen!
This is good, homemade, healthy (for the most part) food, so I can deal with the lack of variety if I’m also dealing with a lack of stress!
I haven’t totally given up on variation. Our monthly meal plan still contains meals that are not all time family favourites, and every once in a while, when I have time and motivation I head over to pinterest and have a go at something totally new. It’s good for us to try something new every once in a while. But I have given up on the guilt, and the stress, and found my zen with our high frequency meals.
So I bet you are wondering which recipes I cook over and over? Well here they are…
12 recipes I cook again and again!
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Do you have a list of recipes that are on high rotation at your house?
Are you frustrated by the lack of variety of have you found your high frequency dinner zen?
I’d love to hear what things you cook again and again, maybe I’ll find something new to add to my list. Leave a comment below and feel free to link to your own family favourite recipes!
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I do a lot of repetitive cooking, the same meals over and over. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me but it is nice to break out when Mr Sparky is away and binge on foods that aren’t so plain.
Chicken soup, tuna salad, basic spaghetti with marinara, and a simple sautéed cod are my go-to.