Crunchy Chicken Nuggets

Crunchy Chicken Nuggets | BItes of Bri

Every household has a few of those recipes that are a family favorite and those recipes are usually the ones that taste great and hit the spot every. single. time.

I often ask Ben what he would like during the upcoming week for dinner. I sometimes ignore his suggestions most often because they don’t sound good to me. (Hey, as the cook around here, I get to make executive decisions). There’s one frequent request that, when requested by Ben or suggested by me, is an automatic insertion into the week’s meal planning.

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Granola Bites

Granola Bites 2 | Bites of Bri

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sometimes convenience comes before nutrition and that doesn’t have to be the case.

Mornings in our house can be hectic to say the least. Between early morning workouts and long commutes, breakfast can be a challenge. These granola bites are easy to grab on the go, eat in the car, or munch on for a mid-morning snack.

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Chicken and Kale Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chicken and Kale Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes | Bites of Bri

Around our house, (s)he who cooks doesn’t clean up. Personally, I think it’s a great rule, especially considering my messy cooking ways. This is one of those rules where both Ben and I feel like we each win and have the preferred task. I usually do my grocery shopping on the weekends, but sometimes there is an ingredient that needs picked up on the way home. Once I’ve made any detours for dinner ingredients and made dinner, I am absolutely in need of a break. Ben on the other hand enjoys the fact that he can take his time getting home from work and take over the dinner dishes afterwards.

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White Wheat Pizza Dough

  White Wheat Pizza Dough | Bites of Bri

We love pizza around our house and usually eat it a few times a week. Pizza makes a great weeknight meal, a great lunch on weekends, or a great appetizer for parties. We really don’t discriminate among varieties of pizza- gourmet, delivery, or brick oven pizza- we like it all.

Up until a few months ago, I usually just picked up a ball of pizza dough at Trader Joe’s or our other local grocery store. But lately, I’ve been making my own dough and I was surprised at how easy it is as long as you think a few hours in advance.

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