This particular This Week’s Cravings gave me fits – this is truly the first time I’ve ever had to essentially give up and go beyond the theme a little. It is really not easy to come up with a 5 ingredient meal despite what people say. A 5 ingredient RECIPE is a whole other thing, I can totally do that.
This week, we focused on 5 ingredient meals.
I realized after a bit that I was going to have to call this one an epic fail for me. I feed 7 people everyday, three meals a day and to get a good, complete balanced meal, that has FLAVOR, just seems next to impossible for us using only 5 ingredients. I am not saying it is impossible, just saying for us. We tried recipes for soups and we weren’t full, we found recipes for casseroles and while we were full, it didn’t seem balanced.
Sure I could tell you that we did make tilapia fillets with garlic and green beans, a salad and rolls on the side. I’d also have to admit that we added herbs and spices to the salmon, and being practical – were we eating just green lettuce? Of course not, there were other ingredients in there too. I put olive oil and sea salt on my green beans, those are more ingredients. So I really found it difficult to stick to the 5 ingredient meal and not lose flavor and still maintain a balanced, delicious meal.
So instead, I’m going to give you a 5 ingredient recipe that I came across at BHG quite awhile ago and then later, at Simply Creative Insanity. I will admit, she was the force that got me to try them – hers were just so cute!
- 3/12/2012 Week # 72 St. Patrick’s Day – GO GREEN
- 3/19/2012 Week # 73 CHOCOLATE – CHOCOLATE & MORE CHOCOLATE
- 3/26/2012 Week # 74 Freezer Meals (fix them and freeze for later)
- 4/2/2012 Week # 75 Easter Cookies & Treats
- 4/9/2012 Week # 76 Show us your ULTIMATE SANDWICH
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