Getting back to basics will help us all Reclaim the Kitchen. Here is one of my family’s favorite “save dinner” recipes… Simple Egg Noodles.
Do you remember back in February when I wrote a post about Wolf’s “Reclaim the Kitchen” initiative? I’ve been thinking a lot about that ever since…about why families have been moving away from family mealtime. Growing up, eating at home as a family was the norm. Now? We have over scheduled our lives, and I believe, really over complicated family mealtime.
I know in my house, when we hit the drive through it’s because of my lack of planning. Maybe I didn’t set the meat out to thaw or forgot to grab the key ingredients for a recipe at the store. Either way, if I don’t plan, dinner at home doesn’t happen.
The other thing I have a BIG tendency to do is over complicate family mealtime. Especially as a food blogger, I’m always trying new recipes. Sometimes I forget that getting back to basics…returning to those simple recipes we grew up with… will do just fine. There’s no need for dinner to be a difficult, complicated, affair. There are so many resources at our fingertips with online recipe tools, magazines and cookbooks, we forget that our best recipes are the ones we rarely turn to… the ones our grandmas, our grandmas grandmas, etc. fed their families with for decades using staple ingredients they had on hand from their gardens and pantries. …