Have you gotten tired of your menu and wanted to switch things up? For me it's been a lack of desire to cook lately, but the main part of our dinners (the meat portion) has been boring me along with the sides. Typically speaking we're a boneless skinless chicken breast and lean ground beef family, but there's only so much you can do with both before you're bored out of your mind. We'll be doing our grocery shopping in the next two weeks, so I am going to buy some roasts and maybe whole fryer chickens to change things. I have the need to switch things up but keep it easy and simple. My common staples when cooking meats are garlic and onion, but I do throw bell peppers in there as well for added flavor.
Side dishes are another problem. I think what I need to do is be a bit more creative with combining the veggies and the starches together- say, a rice incorporating asparagus and various spices, to jazz things up.
My poor husband is putting up with my cooker's block (as I call it), but I did manage to create one meal that made him say, "what's the special occasion?" this past week. That is what convinced me that I need to switch things up. Yes, I'm bored but yes, I need to improve as well.