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What's For Dinner????

Updated on September 1, 2012

It's not so much that the kids ask "what's for dinner?" every day. That really does not bother me. It's that it is a question that plagues me! Whether it's while I am laying in bed at night thinking what to cook the next day or when I am standing in front of the open refrigerator/freezer in the morning wondering what to take out to cook later, the question "what's for dinner" is always on my mind! My family is not necessarily picky; well, except for my son, so any of my usual dishes would be fine, but just the act of actually deciding what to cook is what always gets to me. I make all other decisions fairly easily, so why do I ponder about "what's for dinner?" so much more? Will it matter so much if I make chicken fingers and fries or stew? Should I make the stir fry everyone loves? Should I try a new recipe? Do I have all of the ingredients? Too much time spent on the decision, finally, I just ask my husband, "honey, what do you want for dinner?"

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So I wrote this hub a little over a year ago. Since then, the kids have gotten a lot better at making suggestions for dinner. In fact, just last week, my son asked me to recreate a dinner we ate at Disney World's Teppan Edo restaurant in Epcot. So, I took on that task and as a result it has resulted in an idea for a new hub! I will be posting it soon..........

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    • bizzymom profile imageAUTHOR

      bizzymom 

      6 years ago from New York

      I like to try out new recipes, but always with a little hesitation. Will the kids like the new dish? Sometimes I think they are happy with the same old dishes I make all the time!

    • A M Lehrer profile image

      A M Lehrer 

      6 years ago from Southern United States

      So glad to see others contemplating this. I despise this topic of what's for dinner! haha! I have been trying new recipes lately, that seems to break up the monotony, especially those kid friendly diets we plan our meals around.

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      thebookmom 

      6 years ago from Nebraska

      We have this problem too. My friend uses a calendar that she writes meals for the whole month on and then whoever is cooking that day, looks and gets it ready without having to think. I'm going to try this too.

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