From oldest to youngest I give you... Our (S.A.D.(Standard American Diet) Family Favorites!
Aaron~ Frito Chili Pie
This consists of opening a can of chili (We tend to eat Nalley Turkey Chili), heating it in the microwave and serving it over Fritos, with cheese sprinkled on top. I'm not sure why it's one of his favorites, but it is. Sometimes when I've got a "girls night out" I will leave this for him to share with the kids. This way he's the "junk food hero" and I don't have to eat it!!! Win, Win, Win.
Amy~Thai Glazed Lettuce Wraps. Heavenly, just heavenly! But let me mention briefly it's the FRESH basil that makes this dish...you can eat it without, but why would you?
Grace~ One of my favorite dinners is fish, rice, and broccoli.
I love that this is her favorite dinner. She asks for it on her birthday. It's so simple, and fairly healthy. I use tilapia fillets baked with lemon pepper on them. I used to use a simple boxed rice pilaf and then just lightly steam the broccoli.
Noraa~ Breakfast for Dinner! Pancakes with Butter on them!
When I'm feeling really "foody" I make these from Tyler Florence... mmmm.
Sam~ Family Pizza Night. (Pizza crust recipe here)
................Now it's time for a Give Away!
Don't you just love something for free? I know I do, especially when I know it's something that's going to truly benefit my family. Today is the day you get a chance at winning your very own copy of "The What's For Dinner Solution!" by Kathi Lipp.
I'll share with you the number one thing I gleaned from her book, (besides all the great recipes) and you get to tell me your favorite source or website for recipes!
I'd been making my own "recipe book" for a while, so when I came across the idea in TWFDS, I felt so affirmed and it renewed my desire to get things organized! In chapter 5 Kathi shares her version of how to organize your recipes in a fun and unique way. Why should you have 40 cook books on hand when you only use a few recipes from each of them? Why not compile your most used recipes all in one handy place? Since creating my own "cook book" I rarely reach for my other books and have scaled my collection down significantly.
Please know it may take a bit of time up front, but it is well worth it in the long run.
So now it's YOUR turn! In the comments below please share your favorite way to find new recipes. It can be purchasing cook books at yard sales, or asking your grandmother, or looking it up online. Whatever your method may be, share it below for a chance to win one of two copies of The "What's for Dinner?" Solution!! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday's Menu post!