What’s For Dinner Anxiety

Imagine your favorite moment of the day. Ahh, nice, right? If you’re anything like me, the moment was not “what’s for dinner!”. *Anxiety alert* Every stinking day … “Mom / Wife, what’s for dinner?”

I recorded the below video, with a tip to help with the “What’s for dinner nightly drama”.

#Truth. Ugh! What’s for dinner, right?!

Notes from video

  1. Warning: Being anal contributes to anxiety.
  2. This is 100% real, and not what I was planning on sharing. 🙂
  3. Thought it was called InstaPot. Looks like they are Instant Pots. Lesson learned.

3 tips to prevent “What’s for dinner” walk of anxiety:

    1. Go slow! Preplan the layout of the meal, and precut, sort, and group your spices, etc before beginning. Once started, take a deep breathe, and follow the damn instructions. Or don’t be like me, and whip up a recipe on the fly.
    2. Clean as you go. Before I even start dinner, the dishwasher is unloaded, dirty dishes are in the dishwasher, and the prep / cook area is clean. If your space allows, keep the dishwasher open, and one side of the sink filled with hot water and soap. While cooking, put the dirty dishes into the dishwasher, and the ones that need to soak, put in the sink. After dinner, there will be less clean up, the area will look more organized, and for me, curb the anxiety that arises with hot mess of kitchens after cooking.
    3. Be like me and get a pressure cooker. Go ahead!
      1. *Multi Pot by Mealthy<MultiPot 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6 Quarts by Mealthy - Stainless Steel Pot, steamer basket, instant access to recipe app! Pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, rice cooker, yoghurt, steam etc./li>
      2. *Instant Pot (honestly thought this was called an InstaPot!)<Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer/li>

So, I hope some of these tips help!

Recipe for Pressure Cooker:

  • Frozen chicken
  • 8oz + Jar Salsa
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  1. Add the frozen chicken* to the bottom of the Pressure Cooker.
  2. Add in the salsa, cumin, chili powder, and stir to coat the chicken.
  3. Cover in the Instant Pot, make sure the valve is on sealing, set the manual timer (high pressure) to 25 minutes. When the timer beeps let the pressure come down naturally.
  4. Remove the chicken and place it on a cutting board.  You can use it in enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, etc. Dress it up with cilantro. tomatoes, onion, etc.

Recipe from Cover Photo

  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Spinach
  • Red Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Walnuts
  • Goat Cheese
  • Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken* Frozen
  • Oil
  • Honey
  1. Pre cut the fruits and vegetables. Cut to size that you prefer, and the amount your family will eat. I usually over cut, and serve this 2 nights in a row.
  2. Preheat frying pan with approx. 2 T of oil (we use Grapeseed). When pan and oil are hot, put the Frozen Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken in and cook until thawed. Stirring frequently. Drizzle with honey.
  3. Combine your favorite ingredients into bowl. Eat!

Leave a comment below and let me know if any of these tips are helpful, or if you know of any other tip to make my nightly argh fest better. I’m excited to hear from the community!

PS Yes, I can and do pre plan multi night dinners, but usually no more than 3 dinners at a time.

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