Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Dinner Magic Trick!

I hate to tell you this, but I am not a very good cook. This sad truth is not from lack of effort. I really have tried. I subscribe to many magazines which I faithfully study hoping for culinary inspiration. I watch Ina Garten on the Food Network.

My teenaged son thinks my recipes do not usually turn out because I sometimes meander from the recipe. I do substitute, but that is because it is often 6:00, my kids are starving and I neglected to make sure I have all the necessary ingredients on hand… You know how that goes.

After fourteen years of cooking for my family, I have discovered how to ensure glowing feedback and praise for my dinner. What is my secret? It could not be simpler. On a night that I know we are having pasta AGAIN or leftovers surprise, I serve my meal with rolls. I always keep a supply of Pillsbury crescent rolls, biscuits, and Sister Shubert’s rolls on hand. I can always draw attention away from my main dish with hot bread. It works like a charm. My children think it is a fancy affair if there is hot bread on the table!

Do you have any dinner magic tricks? Let me know, I need all of the help that I can get!

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