homemade meal project

Since starting my blog a few weeks ago, I’ve come to realize that I don’t cook that much.  The sad part is that I really enjoy cooking.  I always wish that I had a good creative outlet and cooking is my favorite option because

1) you don’t have to keep the thing you made, you just eat it!  Less clutter all around. 

2) you can easily share what you cooked or baked with other people and they always appreciate it (unlike the bootlegged birdhouses, scarves, et cetera that I’ve attempted in the past.

3) it makes your house smell good.

4) it’s a great way to know what’s going into your food.  fresh, healthy ingredients = fresh, healthy eating.

In light of this, I proposed to Todd this morning that we try to cook at home at least three times a week.  I’m going to do my best to not just make batches and batches of Triple Layer Cookies and Cream Crunch Bars and S’mores Milkshakes.  With any luck I’ll throw a meal or two in there.

So, please help me out.

What are your favorite week-night, healthy meals to make?

What do you stock your shelves with to make preparing meals easy?