With food comes a story, and this week I love how each blogger not only shares a great recipe, but a story that made me smile. Dinner together as a family is a fantastic way to reconnect with each other and share about your day, creating memories that last a lifetime. Even if you only have time to do it a couple days a week, make it a priority. You’ll be glad you did.
Sometimes, dinner calls for something stick to your ribs worthy, or something that is flexible. These delicious sausages and peppers from Crepes of Wrath are just that-you can eat them in a bowl or in a sandwich, as a side with some perogies, or however you wish.
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My Own Sweet Thyme suggests you make a pot of soup when your family is all going in different directions at dinner time, and I agree-soup is a perfect answer to a busy family. It’s easy, can be frozen, stretches the food dollars, and lasts well. This beef barley soup looks meaty and delicious, perfect for an early spring day when you’ve been out working in the garden or something.
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Awhile ago I visited the Kraft kitchens in Toronto, and while I was there I cooked a quinoa salad that was just delicious. In true Scatteredmom style, I went home, revamped it to be a bit healthier, and then featured it on Chasing Tomatoes. This recipe is loaded with fresh veggies, delicious feta cheese, and quinoa for texture. I added my own balsamic dressing but if you would rather buy yours, that’s okay too.
Photo copyright Chasing Tomatoes, used with permission
Around Easter a lot of people have ham leftovers, and this recipe at Noble Pig would be a really good and kid friendly way to use some of those up! Simple and delicious, it’s a recipe the whole family can enjoy. I love Cathy’s story about how when her kids were little, they’d deconstruct this dish and leave little gifts for her on the floor.
Baby Bow ties with Peas and Ham
Photo copyright The Noble Pig, used with permission
Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time or things in the fridge to make dinner with. Omelettes are typically thought of breakfast fare but my family loves to eat them for dinner with toast or some roasted potatoes, and you can vary the fillings to each person’s taste.