For those new to the Kitchen, I link recipes that are linkable in my Monday post, but always post the recipe the day it is made and when I can, post a picture as well as my review of it in the comments. So if you are intrigued by a dinner, come on back to see what we thought!
Also, not every day is a new recipe. On days where I’m cooking something we already know and love, I try to link to the original post so that you can still try it, but I pose a Question of the Day that I would love feedback on. On days where we are doing Fend For Yourself (FFY) Buffet, I post something that I “covet” for your review and commentary.
Monday - easy polenta lasagna
Tuesday - Navajo Tacos
Wednesday – salisbury steak
Thursday - FFY Buffet…long overdue appointment at the salon…I can’t wait.
Friday – maple dijon pork tenderloin (repeat recipe)
Saturday – no dinner, big party tonight (it’s a surprise, so I can’t speak further. Suffice to say that I am cooking those pork dumplings for the cocktail hour and my maple dijon pork tenderloin for an entree as my contribution!)
Sunday - recovering from cooking. It’s a breakfast for dinner night fo’ sho! TBD, though.
MGCK started as a New Year's resolution for 2009. I wanted to start trying menu planning, a concept that I had stumbled across while looking for dinner ideas online. I dove into it with energy and saw success immediately. The success only made me more interested in how I could improve, what new recipes I could find, etc. I started using my family blog for menu planning posts and it kind of started to take over. So, I decided to give my culinary fumblings their own home- and MGCK was born.
Why "my grand central kitchen?" Well, I have two young children (one in preschool and one in Kindergarten). I am working on a master's degree. Cooking is a hobby for me. So you could say that aside from the playroom, the kitchen is the busiest room in my house and usually looks it. ;) It feels a bit like Grand Central, especially between 4 and 7 pm. I'm attempting to balance making nutritious, tasty meals with making meals that make as many people at our table happy as possible.
I hope that this blog gives me even more inspiration for my own home and the ability to inspire others in the kitchen, as well. I'll be posting not just menu planning and recipe links, but also interesting things I find online, things on my wishlist and recommendations, when I have the time. And who knows where it might go from there...
I certainly hope you enjoy the read.