No matter how much planning I do; creating menu plans for the week, shopping lists by the day and lunch prep plans for the night before - sometimes the plan just doesn't work out. Sometimes, what I have planned just doesn't sound appealing at the moment. And sometimes, the day has just gotten away from me and I must eat immediately or bad things are going to happen. So those are the times when I turn to our "go to" dinner recipe.
Essentials of a "Go To" Dinner Recipe
Tasty - something that you are actually excited to eat
Fast- simple to prepare and ready to eat soon
Flexible - something basic that you can add ingredients to depending on what you have on hand
Scalable - sometimes I just want to make enough to feed myself right now, and sometimes I want to make enough that lunch is all ready to go for the next day
I would add that it shouldn't even be considered a 'recipe' because it is just that easy:
Curried Beef in Coconut Milk
Grass fed ground beef (typically make 2 lbs if planning on any leftovers)
Coconut milk - 1 cup per pound of beef
Curry powder - 1 Tbsp per pound of beef
|Curry Beef w/ wild spinach|
turned into breakfast
by adding eggs
Brown meat, stir in curry powder and then add coconut milk, bring to a simmer. Serve in bowls - better for slurping it all up, Enjoy!
Variations: I've added sauteed onions with kale/collard greens/spinach, etc. I'm sure there are other veggies that would work just as well.
What's your go to dinner recipe?