The whole “Making Dinner Every Single Night” grind has got us talking. Whitney and IÂ plan, complain, shop, cook, and cajole, but the whole family just needs to do it again the next day. I’m so happy to share that our friends behind Cool Mom Picks have gone after this challenge with some inspiring results on their new site, Cool Mom Eats.
Cool Mom Eats helps parents get real food on the table with tricks, recipes, tips, and useful round-ups like what to do with 2 pounds of frozen shrimp. Kristen and Liz assembled a team of fantastic food writers who also have the common sense of parenthood under their belts. They scour the internets, test recipes on their families, and provide real worldÂ advice like Six delicious 30 minute dinner recipes that truly take 30 minutes (or less) (by Nicole).
I have very strong opinions about the 30-minute genre of cooking that assumes a certain level of professional kitchen organization with zero interruptions. F that. I have no prep team; I have children. I’m lucky if they can fetch their own water cupsÂ most nights (and that’s after years of training!).
Managing editor Stacie sent me 8 kid-favorite zucchini recipes and 8 family-friendly meals for Meatless Monday.Â Other terrific posts that will make you hungry in a totally doable “I already have that stuff” way are:Â 6 easy breakfast for dinner recipes (that go beyond pancakes) and Tasty side dishes with frozen veggies (though I’m not above serving frozen peas frozen) by Jane.
I’m putting this one on my meal plan for next week: Pizza Pinwheels.Â I think they look like fun to make and I could stick them in a lunchbox, too. Dinner and lunch handled!
[Images are from Cool Mom Eats and used with permission. The two easy protein dishes from the home page screen grab were from other bloggers: Greek Yogurt Alfredo PastaÂ at Creme de la Crumb
and Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada BakeÂ at Two Peas and Their Pod; all remaining were courtesy of staff writers at coolmomeats.com]