It's no surprise that I'm not a cook. I truly wish that I was, but I have much to learn about cooking before I can ever achieve the title of "cook". I can definitely follow any recipe though.
Anyways, I'm discovering that I often cook recipes which take on more of a casserole style. Not really casseroles, but foods in which multiple ingredients are touching. For example: enchiladas, lasagna, chicken pot pie...
Does that make sense?
To get to my point. I think my kids would eat much better if I had separate items on their plates. I'm wanting to start offering a meat, a vegetable or two, a fruit, and a grain at each meal. Of course I know this is not something that I can do each and every day, but I want to start including more meals like this into our diet.
My problem comes with how to do this. Seriously, I realize it can't be hard. Take a chicken breast, add a little seasoning, and bake it. However, the idea overwhelms me. Not knowing what type of flavors go well together, making sure my meat is moist enough that I don't ruin it.
I'd really love any ideas on inexpensive ways to start cooking in this format. I have a pantry FULL of every seasoning imaginable and want to start putting them to use. Tell me a few basic ways that you cook chicken breasts, steak, pork chops, fish, etc. And the more detail, the better. Really. I'm not sure about this whole cooking thing, going on 8 years of marriage!
Basically, I'm so tired of cooking dinner to find my children won't eat. They prefer more simple food combination's is all I can assume at this point. Thanks everyone!