March 23, 2015

M's Three New Dinners Challenge

My kitchen has become way too boring and hum drum. Cooking dinner every night gets stale after awhile. All the same recipes, over and over again. Even with a large variety of dishes to cook, I still get burnt out after awhile. I end up with cook's block -- no idea what in the world to cook because it seems like (because I have) cooked it all so much. Chicken, beef, pork, pasta -- it all seems the same no matter how you cook it. Blech.


Enter the Three New Dinners Challenge. Over the next month, I'm challenging myself to try three new meals to make. Each must be one I haven't done before and has to be at least somewhat healthy (no corndogs, mac and cheese, tatertot casseroles, that sort of thing). Right now, I'm still figuring out all the recipes I want to try. Of course, I never take recipes at face value. I always tweak them to make them my own. They're most likely fine as-is. I simply like to be creative with cooking and put my stamp on it. Hopefully, the dishes turn out to be good so that I can add it to my recipe stash in order to spice things up a bit. If the recipes are good, I'll share them at the end of the month in a wrap up. If they're not good...well, then we'll just pretend those don't exist.

As an added bonus to the challenge, I'm going to bring back recipes I haven't made in awhile, for whatever reason. My rut needs to be gotten out of and that'll help, too.

To recap, the Three New Dinners Challenge is:

1. Three new (at least semi-healthy) dinners over the next month.
2. Each dinner has to be something you haven't made before.
3. Extra credit: Bring back a few recipes you've made before, but haven't had in awhile.

Are you up for joining me on this challenge?

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16 comments:

  1. Great challenge idea. I'm trying to incorporate more fish and less beef into the diet. So hard when you love hamburgers!

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  2. I would love to incorporate some new foods into my kids diets. I love the idea of this challenge.

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  3. I would love to take this challenge, in fact, I've written down the ingredients for 2 new meals to me that I'm fixing to go shopping for. 1 more to go.

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  4. This is a great idea! We need to switch it up a little bit!

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  5. I'm up for the challenge! I love trying new dishes!

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  6. I know what you mean about it getting stale. Same ole, same ole. Good challenge.

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  7. I swear I just commented on this! Great idea.

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  8. What a great challenge. I need to just challenge myself to stick to low carb!

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  9. Such a great idea! I'm going to try this too!

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  10. I usually try a couple new ones every month. Just fun to switch things up.

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  11. Great challenge!! I will do this too. I love trying new recipes with my family.

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  12. I love this idea!!!! I try to do this once a month, since I'm one of those people that hates routine…and new food somehow makes me feel less confined :)

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  13. What a great idea. I need to update my dinner routine.

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  14. That is such a reasonable number! I think I could probably manage that every month and not feel pressured.

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  15. This sounds like a great challenge! I feel like we eat really well, but I would love to cook different things!

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  16. That sounds like a very interesting challenge. I will be watching your progress for sure.

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