family dinner

Jeremy and I used to cook all the time. Pretty much any night we had together we were making something for dinner, and often something new.

Here in Chicago our kitchen is not quite as conducive to hanging out while making meals, we no longer get all the delicious produce we enjoyed in Echo Park, and our time together post-work feels slightly more limited. As a result, we haven’t had many great dinners together. And we miss making real food. So we’re taking action.

We’re doing that plan-out-your-meals-calendar-two-weeks-in-advance thing, choosing dinner’s we’ll make, delegating who’s in charge of which meals, and taking a major trip to the store for groceries every couple Sundays. We’re only one week in and we started on a Tuesday so it’s only resulted in two new meals thus far, but it’s been great. Thursday night, we lucked out with a great recipe courtesy of Real Simple Magazine. Fun to make, delicious to eat. I highly recommend you give these Chorizo and Potato Tacos with Black Bean Salsa a try.



  1. Jane Elmore · September 26, 2010

    I totally understand about needing to make a plan in order to get good tasting dinners on the table. I am now at the point where I try to make at least one real recipe per week. Also, have you seen Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food” magazines? They have great, simpler recipes…

    Glad you guys seem to be doing well in your new place. 🙂

    • erin · September 26, 2010

      Thanks for the tip, Jane! We’ve been using Real Simple as our go-to source for fun and simple dinners. We’ll have to check out MS.

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