I'm a meal planner through and through, but I realize I may be in the minority. Cooking for my family is a task I look forward to each day, and you too may be finding this task a regular part of your day now that we are staying home due to Coronavirus.
It has felt a little bit like I'm stuck in an episode of "Chopped" this week. I could go to the store with a meal plan and a grocery list, but my store may not have everything I need. I want to give you permission to substitute when necessary. Whether you're averse to visiting the grocery store right now or can't find what you're looking for when you go, there will come a time that you do not have an ingredient for a recipe you're ready to cook. Do not fear. If it's not the main ingredient, leave it out. You can always google "substitutions for X" and do the best you can. Here are a few easy recipes that my family likes (and requests) that don't require a lot of fancy ingredients.