I cook dinner for my husband and I every night, so you would think having things to post on my food blog would be easy. But it's not easy. I don't follow very many recipes for everynight dinners. We eat a lot of fish, salmon, halibut and rockfish. And a lot of shrimp. The fish is usually grilled with an easy marinade, salsa, or sauce. I rarely buy beef, and we don't even eat chicken that often. But because I just throw things together, I am hesitant to put those things on my blog. Tonight, for instance, dinner turned out really good. For the main dish, I grilled halibut with just olive oil and salt and pepper on it. I sliced a few pieces of ciabatta bread, brushed on some olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper and also grilled those. Then I made a salsa-type topping-thawed frozen corn, chopped tomato, sliced green onion, chopped garlic, siracchi sauce, salt and pepper. I placed the toasted bread on the plate, placed the halibut on top, then the salsa on top of that. It was delicious. The side dish was kind of bizzare, but again, tasted very good. I was trying to use what was in my fridge. In a little olive oil, I sauteed sliced celery, chopped red pepper, sliced mushrooms. I added a little chicken stock to help them soften, but cooked until it was completely absorbed. Then I added a big spoonful of sour cream and a smaller spoonful of artichoke-spinach cream cheese (I just discovered that-it's great on wraps). Before serving, I topped with a mixture of ground almonds and breadcrumbs that had been toasted (leftover from something I had previously made). Again, it was very good. I don't usually take photos of these dishes that I throw together, and again, rarely put them on my blog.
So I'm curious-how many of you follow recipes for all of your dinners, or like me, how many of you just throw things together? And for those of you who have food blogs, do you post those recipes that you throw together? I don't measure anything in these dishes, so it would be really hard to post a recipe.