Food, Glorious Food

Roasted asparagus, garlic redskin mashed potatoes, and crab-stuffed mushrooms

I need to go grocery shopping.  To do so, that means I need to meal plan.  As I write this, I am under a pile of cookbooks, I have about 60 tabs open to Pinterest, AllRecipes, and a variety of foodblogs.  I have a pretty decent skill for cooking, and lately I’ve had more time for it…  I just feel frustrated with everything I’m finding.

When it comes to food, I just cannot win.


  1. Too fattening/rich/cheesy     {butter+cheese+bacon are my vices}
  2. Too carby     {I am having an illicit affair with pasta/italian food}
  3. Too complicated     {No more than 12 ingredients}
  4. Too boring     {No more comfort food}

I find myself resorting to the same 4 or 5 recipes every week… I’m stuck in a FOOD RUT.

Am I the only one with this problem?  HELP!!

{do tell!}

What recipe(s) do you love that avoid the 4 dilemmas? Where do you find your favorite recipes? What are your household staples? How do you meal plan?