Dinner is always a struggle for me. I enjoy cooking. I love finding new recipes and spending the time in the kitchen cooking. But I don’t like grocery shopping. I don’t like staring at the fridge with no dinner plans hoping something will jump out at me. I don’t like pulling frozen chicken out at 7:00 after a long day with no plans as to how I am going to cook it.
It’s days like that that I would happily skip dinner. What if I just ate this apple and then convinced my body that it was not hungry anymore? I don’t know what it is about dinner that can be so daunting and hold such high expectations. Every. Single. Night.
I am going to assume that I am not the only one that has these crazy anxiety issues when it comes to planning dinner. Does this text look familiar? It’s probably the most common text sent between 4 and 5.
So this is the beginning of a weekly blog post where I will share dinner ideas, things I have made, new recipes, inspiration etc. Since I obsess with making dinner, I might as well share some of my solutions to the never ending question, what’s for dinner?.
First up is going to be this beet salad I made a week ago. Yes, this might be more of a side dish than main meal but it’s still going on the plate at dinner time.
Up until now I don’t think I could tell you what beets taste like. I know I have had them before mixed in with something else. And I know what they look like but their flavor… not sure. (Spoiler alert: they kinda taste like dirt).
I recently bought a spiralizer and found this recipe that makes it look so easy. It ended up being way too difficult to spiral cut and it was squirting bright red juices EVERYWHERE. I was worried about the staining so I ditched the spiralizer and cut my beets into slices. I toasted the pecans in the over for a few minutes before putting them in the salad. Added feta cheese and a little bit of olive oil and that was it! It was delicious! Yes, beets taste “earthy” but I liked it. Pass me some more roots, I’m into it. Definitely a salad I will make again.
Bonus… or maybe warning… beets make your pee pink. Nope, that’s not blood it’s just the beets. Super weird side effect but it happens. I also suggest using a plastic cutting board because my wooden one is still a little pink from cutting the beets.