What's for Dinner, Barbara-jo?

Hello friends,

Every day we are confronted with the same question.

“What’s for dinner?”

Some of us face it in the morning, before our busy day begins, while others remember it around 4 pm. and race around the grocery store on the way home, searching for inspiration.

What is it about this question that is so hard to answer? Is it because we are required to answer it every day? Is it because we are all so busy? Is it because we tend to get stuck making the same things over and over?

Here at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, we often chat about what we’re planning for our own dinners, and love asking you what you’re making. Many times we’ve faced this question with a blank stare, but it always helps to hear what someone else is making. That’s why we’ve decided to start a new initiative.

Introducing: “What’s for Dinner, Barbara-jo?”, a new weekly offering from your friendly neighbourhood cookbook shop. Each week, we will ask a member from our community to share their go-to dish - the one they turn to when time is short. This recipe will arrive on your email doorstep on Wednesday mornings, a quick midweek dinner pick-me up.

We are all so busy. Despite this, we want to encourage you to cook and to feed the ones you love from your own kitchen. It’s always worth the time.

One of our favourite quotes is from Thomas Wolfe, and we believe it wholeheartedly: “There is no sight more appealing than the sight of someone cooking dinner for the ones they love.”

Cook something for yourselves and your loved ones this week, and keep your eyes peeled for the first recipe- this one comes to you from award-winning musician, actor and broadcaster, Jim Byrnes.


Barbara-jo, et al.