The dreaded question, heard from all 5 children at 5:07 pm like clockwork and the one that can’t talk just starts fussing.

Really, I have to feed you all again? Didn’t we just do that, like 4 hours ago?

I have been needing some serious help in the dinner/cooking anything besides grilled cheese department for some time.

I could blame soccer season.
Or that after his long commute it’s too late for hubby to bring takeout.
Or that I’m only depressed whenever I call Ashleigh and hear what she’s having for dinner. Proscuitto wrapped asparagus. Homemade soup in homemade breadbowls. She’s killing me. (No, secretly I steal her recipes all the time… but not the proscuitto wrapped asparagus. My kids would think an alien Mom had taken over our house)
But, it’s pretty much just a slump and I need motivation.

So, in addition to Ashleigh’s great recipes, I have been enjoing a blog called Our Best Bites. They have great pictures, great step by step instructions, tons of personality and every recipe I’ve tried has been a hit. Last week I made this pumpkin cheesecake. It was the very first cheesecake I’ve made and it was yummy. I may or may not have made it again two days later.


I plan on making every recipe on their site, and then buying their cookbook when it comes out. That should take me through March. So, please, I beg of you, tell me what your dinnertime motivation is. ‘Cause if I have grilled cheese again, I may have a mutiny on my hands.