More Americans eating at home

The New York Times has a great article about how more and more Americans are eating at home rather than going out to dinner. Cost is one factor, but health benefits are also noted. Not really mentioned in the article is family time–cooking and eating dinner together is one of the best parts of the day in our home. I hope this site can help your family plan good relativity easy meals as it does for our family.

Dining In: Homemade Chili Gains Ground on Chili’s

Meals for the Week, Sept 3-9

  1. Grilled Chicken with Magic Summer Sauce and Corn with Feta and Lime
  2. Grilled Veggie Pizza with Garlic Butter
  3. Miso-Butter Tofu (scroll down) with brown rice and Crunchy Asian Ramen  Noodle Salad (skip the almonds and cut the dressing a bit–seems like too much honey)
  4. Pasta con cici (double this) with salads
  5. Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan (doubled) and Italian Green Beans
  6. The Pork Chop Suey that we didn’t get to last week

Meals for the Week, August 20-26

  1. Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage and Tomatoes
  2. Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad, adding ground turkey, skipping the delicious looking, but probably too involved Honey Mustard Bacon Brats (maybe another time…)
  3. Summer Bliss Bowls
  4. Burgers with Orange and Jicama Salad
  5. Miso BBQ Chicken with Crispy Cabbage with Roasted Green Onion Dressing 
  6. Heavenly Humus Wraps
  7. Chicken Alfredo Pasta, adding red peppers and broccoli