I can’t decide what to make for dinner

But it’s between lots of things with carbs, when I’ve told myself it should just be protein and veggies for a few weeks. I have no resolve.

Butternut squash, mushroom & spinach risotto

Trying to replicate the risotto I had on Thursday night @ Tundra with Sharon & Julie (it was DIVINE):


Pros: have all the ingredients; Cons: Hubby will frown at the shrooms; and risotto is a pain in the ass to make, right? Meditative stirring, my ass. (Hence, slow cooker cashew chicken as an option)

Chicken, sausage, peppers and potatoes (watch the video):


Never tried – the carmelization intrigues me. And very positive reviews, including one that says to throw in some carrots and a WHOLE HEAD OF GARLIC.  Who doesn’t love roasted garlic?

But one of the reviews said 450F is waaay too hot and it just burns. So I’m a bit unsure about this.

Five-spice pork


Was a staple a couple winters ago and then I kinda forgot about it. I omit the peanuts and the bacon (it’s salty enough); and I usually serve over rice instead, with steamed snow peas.

Slow cooker cashew chicken


Which I’ve made a couple times this Fall already because, damn, it’s delicious and oh so easy. Overkill? Is it possible to eat TOO much cashew chicken. I don’t think so.