Anyone up for a challenge this summer???
Summertime typically is a bit more laid back, at least around here! Bedtime gets pushed back, kids usually roll out of bed around 9 am. Our afternoons are free-flowing and usually involve a lounging around with a good book, the pool and swimming lessons or dollar theater movie, all laid-back “beat the heat” activities. I find that it’s also a time where I have more freedom and a looser schedule for getting dinner on the table. That freedom also allows for a little more time and experimentation in the kitchen.
So here’s my challenge for you: Take advantage of the carefree summer afternoons and evenings to try 13 new recipes. That averages out to be 1 new recipe per week, until school kicks back into session. And once school is back, you’ll have 13 more recipes in your “busy weeknight meal arsenal.” Yahoo!
Tips to make this challenge a success:
- Sit down with the family and make your list of 13 recipes. Together.
- Stay organized with a “Try 13 Challenge” Pinterest board. Or if you’d like to join my Try 13 Challenge board and pin recipes to it, please email me and tell me your Pinterest email address, and I’ll invite you to the board once I get it up and running, and you can share your recipes too.
- Meal plan. Once you’ve got your list posted on the fridge, plan to make 1 meal per week, ideally based on what’s on sale at the grocery store!
Being a food blogger, I’m always mixing and matching and trying new combinations of ingredients and cooking methods. But even still, we have our handful of favorites…and I’m looking forward to finding some new recipes for my “no-thought dinners” list. Now, let’s work together to get out of the dinner time rut!
Each week I’ll be sharing a new recipe that we’ve tried and letting you know how we all liked it! And I look forward to hearing how your new recipe experiments go this summer too!
Bring it on y’all!