I'm a wanna-be punny food blogger who drops her phone in her food....but really I'm just a woman channeling her inner Julia Child minus the height...I use ladders...and urgent care...often...I hope you enjoy my cheeky behavior and recipes that will help you fall in love with your kitchen again!
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Thank you so much for stopping by Always Have Thyme! I hope you enjoy this silly, and sometimes cheeky, blog that is aimed at helping you fall in love with cooking even on a busy schedule. I was inspired by friends that make being busy an art form! One of my friends once told me that between work, twins, and a 5-year-old, she has absolutely zero time to cook fresh meals during the week. She said that she spends Sunday Funday doing meal prep just so she can get a microwave dinner on the table. This admission by my friend was real, honest, and eye-opening! Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking meal prep. It can save a ton of time in the kitchen and get dinner on the table quickly.
I want to help you find your rhythm in the kitchen so you can leave the drive thru and microwave behind.
Personally, I spent 5+ years struggling through DC traffic for 1-2 hours each way. When I finally arrived home I just wanted to crash on the sofa with a glass of wine, my husband, and the pups (yes in that order lol) binge-watching NCIS. This meant that we often hit up our favorite restaurants, or ordered takeout, because I just did not want to cook...and I LOVE to cook so imagine that internal battle?!
I can only imagine how many people out there feel the same way and just want to crash once they get home and/or are chasing the kids around trying to get in some very important family time.
This got me thinking…how can I help my friend, and in the process…how can I help myself? Don't get me wrong, I would love to eat out every day but that adds up to a big chunk of our monthly expenses, my sodium levels are probably off the chart, and let's face it, after a while you get into a routine which leads to ordering the 'usual'… at that point you might as well just eat leftovers and save some moola, right?
I've realized that I want,
no I NEED
to break free from the box!
I've realized that I want, no I NEED, to break free from the box and find ways to eat at least one fresh homemade meal every day despite how late, or how little time I have after getting home. Always Have Thyme is about a foodie rediscovering her love for cooking and discovering ways to help everyone find the thyme to fall in love with cooking as well!
What's the Difference?
Why do you list two sets of ingredients? >>>
Sometimes you just want to know what you absolutely need to complete a recipe, right? So, I included the essentials of a dish, and a few substitutions, so you can add your own flair and skip a trip to the store for items you may not have on hand!
Why do you list two sets of ingredients?
Fresh or Dry Herbs
Does it matter what I use? >>>
That depends on what you are cooking! A good quality dry herb can substitute for most dishes. However, a fresh herb is great for uncooked meals and adds a nice pizzazz to finish a dish!
Fresh or Dry Herbs does it matter?