A lot of people think that working from home is easy. Because you’re home, somehow you have lots of time to do everything including your business work. This is not true. Sometimes I, (Andrea) think working from home is twice as hard as the days I used to go to an office. There a ten times the distractions and you need ten times the focus to get everything done.
Dinner is one of those things that poses a struggle for me a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong. I love cooking. LOVE it. I love to use new ingredients, and smell everything at Penzey’s Spice store, and generally just enjoy food. But there are days that I just have no clue what to do. I’m completely uninspired. And after a long day of work, I really don’t care about cooking.
But that’s not good. Because when you see to care about cooking, you stop caring about what you’re eating, and then you find yourself eating a bag of chips and some peanut butter on a spoon and calling it a meal.
We’re here to offer you some of our favorite easy meals for those hard days. These will take you absolutely no time at all to throw together, and your family will love it and start requesting it more and more.
Today’s recipe is something we call “The Continental.” I don’t know why. It’s just the silly name we’ve given to our go to meal for the weekends. It’s great on Fridays to end the work week.
There’s no recipe, as you can see from the photo. Here’s what you do:
The Continental is a way to have a tasty, and seemingly upscale type of meal with zero effort. When we make it, my husband and son both help prepare. Even young children can help with placing the tablecloth, or putting berries on a plate.
Make it what you like. Gluten-free? Dump the bread. Hate brie? Try Camembert. Want to dip the chicken in ranch dressing? Go for it. This is meant to be a relaxing, wind down, enjoy the company of your family, time.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.