It’s hard to believe it was nearly a year and a half ago when I asked for my readers’ help in coming up with some go-to meals. Eggs now play a more regular role thanks to several suggestions. One other new favorite has started – we call it three things. It first happened through lack of inspiration, and it is great!
It all started because for dinner I really like for there to be three different elements on the plate – normally a main dish and two sides. More often than not in our place, the two sides are veggies prepped in different ways: salad, sauted, roasted, pickled. You get the idea.
Even though it my thing to want the three things and not DH2U, I find myself apologizing if my cooking energy peters out with only a main dish (normally a casserole or stir fry) for the meal.
One night it was my turn to cook, and all I really wanted to make was side dishes. No main dishes seemed worth my effort. I went ahead and made everything up. When DH2U came home, he asked what was for dinner.
He was intrigued.
I also had sauted greens and oven roasted root vegetables. It was delicious, and the bean dish made it filling. A new g0-to meal was born.
I’m really surprised I hadn’t come up with this idea before. Side dishes are normally my favorite part of the meal. When I was keeping much more kosher, when I was eating at a friends’ houses I often filled up my plate with sides and was quite happy having that as a meal.
Has anyone else ever intentionally set out to make a dinner composed exclusively of side dishes? or Am I the only one that really wants three things for their evening meal?