Yesterday on a comment in an Epicurious recipe, I saw a person make reference to a "10 Recipe" rotation -- 10 recipes that she has in her household that she rotates through. I had heard of this idea before, but have never attempted to implement it myself. But, given the amount that I should be focusing on other things at the present time, I have decided to try this out. As much as I'd like to think about it more, I think that this will help me focus my efforts in other directions besides dinner, and will help focus my shopping. It's so easy for me to go off on shopping tangents for a specific recipe.
The recipes I am choosing are pretty open-ended, and most have a lot of variations that will keep my interest. So .. Jason and I put together an initial list. I am sure it will change as we get into it, but I am excited about it. (By the way, looking at this list, it will be pretty obvious that we are not on Atkins ... ha ha)
1. Simple Stir-Fry with chicken or tofu, veggies, ginger.
2. Soft tacos with veggies or ground beef
3. "Crack Salad" with warm lentils and bacon. The crack salad reference is Jason's -- just referring to a green salad with good addictive dressing (for example, this salad counts as crack salad). Warm lentils and bacon recipe is from Mark Bittman.
4. Risotto with Farmer's Market veggies
5. Panini with whatever's around
6. Fish Stew from elise's simply recipes. So easy, and delicious.
7. Spaghetti with whatever's around. (ie., this spaghetti)
8. Grilled fish
9. Black beans with green rice
10. Frittata with whatever's around.