dinner Tag

fried rice

Dinner doesn't have to be difficult, sometimes the best ones are simplest.

Several nights ago, I went all out with this elaborate dinner.  It was this lentil & butternut squash dal with homemade chia seed (gluten-free, flour free) bread. It may not sound crazy fancy, but it was time consuming, used a ton of ingredients & made a complete mess in the kitchen.  Needless to say, NO ONE liked it! In fact, my husband, called my oldest son at work and asked him to pick up tacos on the way home.  I opted to eat pity instead of tacos.

That next night, I didn't make the same mistake, instead, I opted for making something I knew would win them over, something that wouldn't disappoint their taste buds.  Veggie fried rice.

Potato Dirt Soup

One of the my most requested soups to make is Dirt Soup, especially from my youngest.  Boy, does he love his Dirt Soup.  So much so, he's on his 3rd large bowl right now.

We're having a "Mom & Me" hang out afternoon since he's not feeling well and of course, I had to make him his favorite, feel good soup.

In case you've never heard of this soup, it actually Miso Soup but growing up, my husband always called it Dirt Soup because of the cloudy, light brown color.  It is actually, one of the first Korean dishes he made for me when we first were married, but over the years, it has transferred hands and now I am the maker of this simple and delicious soup.

Monkey Bread a.k.a Pull-Apart Bread, delish, allergy friendly
Have ever eaten monkey bread? You may have actually had it before but by a different name such as cinnamon roll bread, pull-apart rolls, or monkey balls, just to name a few.  If you haven't had this bread before, then you are in for a treat.  It is like having a HUGE Cinnabon for breakfast, lunch or dessert.  Warm and gooey sweet bread rolls, coated in cinnamon sugar, layered then baked in a bundt cake pan, then drizzled (or drenched) in a layer of icing.  Sounds pretty amazing, right?