If you were going to cook regularly for friends and/or family, 5 nights a week, you would basically need 20 recipes to get your through a month. This allows for dining out, and pizza night once a week as an example.
What 20 dishes, should every home cook know? i have some thoughts here, with a decided italian slant. In no particular order, but am struggling to complete 20 dishes that most people would not mind having 12 times a year.
- hotdogs and hamburgers (should have a good hamburger recipe, such as a mix of cuts of meat. Not just store bought ground beef). - spaghetti and meatballs (any kind of meatballs for variety) - chicken parmesan - Risotto (any kind) - Stir fry vegetables and protein over rice - Lasagna - Grilled tuna - Chili - Tacos (braise your own meat). - Roast chicken - Pork chops - Muscles (i like them steamed with white wine and some dice tomato with a finely minced serrano pepper). - Green curry chicken with vegetables. If you've never made this at home, it is so easy... - Mac n cheese
Any suggestions on what else can be made that most people won't mind eating once a month?