First Friday: Recent Treats

It’s the first Friday of the month – and of the new year! So the last month has really been full of treats, edible and otherwise. Between travel, holidays, school/work vacation/staycation, and general indulgence, we did good.

Food for Thought: One-Pot Meals

Tonight’s dinner was another one-pot favorite, but it’s a repeat recipe, so I don’t have a recipe post for you. It’s a good one, though, and a perfect weeknight fix that checks the essential boxes:

checked-checkbox-52 hearty and filling
checked-checkbox-52 simple, accessible ingredients
checked-checkbox-52 fresh and healthy
checked-checkbox-52 easy to prep and kid-friendly
checked-checkbox-52 ready and on the table in under 30 minutes

Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet: Here you go.

I’ve done three beautiful and delicious one-pot meals this week, and I have another lined up for tomorrow. On a busy weeknight, they’re the best. They’re convenient and efficient both for food prep and clean-up. You can make a complete, savory, and balanced meal for your family in one pot. What could be better, really? Don’t underestimate how much flavor and variety you can cook up in one single pot.

Anyway… this post is a poll. I love one-pot meals, and I’m betting many of you do, too. Got any favorites? Or any ingredients you’d like to use in a one-pot recipe? Or any questions about one-pot recipes you’ve seen? Let’s discuss. Get this conversation going in the comments, would ya? C’mon!

one-pot-meals

Returning to Blogging…

And Now Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming…img_2663

Before I get to the recipes, I just wanted to say thank you for your patience with me, and for sticking around! I’m back, and planning to post regularly again moving forward. While I figure out some new approaches, and hopefully some new designs and formats, I’m also going to mix up my original posting schedule a bit. Starting now, my posts will follow (approximately) this schedule:

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Monday: Meatless Monday – recipes for complete vegetarian meals
(Mondays are for resetting!)
Tuesday-Thursday, most Fridays: recipes weeknight meals; quick and easy to make, even after a long day of work/school/life, but still healthy and full of flavor
First Friday: Recent Treats – replacing my Weekend Treats posts from the past, these will
recap some dining out/general life enjoyment highlights
Features: Occasionally I’ll mix it up by inviting a friend to share a recipe, or posting a recipe made by or with heavy assistance from My Tiny Sous Chef

As I figure out my new rhythm, bear with me, and please don’t hesitate to comment with questions, requests, suggestions, and your own interpretations and photos of these recipes! I love to hear from you!