The start of the school year feels like moving to another planet to me. It demands military type precision to keep my household fluid and well fed. The meal protocol includes school lunches for two kids, lunch for one working husband, substantial snacks to interleave between school and multiple athletic activities, as well as dinner that has to be ready pretty promptly once we cross the threshold home. It always seems to demand my best professional project management skills coupled with high level culinary strategic planning.
Creative inspiration does not always step up to meet the tactics so when I was asked to contribute to a Back to School Cookbook for Foodie.com, I was thrilled. To be a contributor yes, but selfishly to have access to a bevy of fabulous recipes from handpicked, proven food bloggers from all dining genres. Our mission was to develop two original recipes that could be prepared in less than an hour, containing no more than 10 ingredients; exactly how I like to cook myself on a school night.