When I'm feeling completely uninspired in the kitchen, I consistently fall back on one simple dish: risotto. I know what you're thinking. Risotto and simple don't really belong in the same sentence, but I'm here to assure you; they really do.
While risotto is a tad bit labour intensive, with it's need for constant care and attention, it's hard to muck up (once you have the method down pat) which is why I consider it to be a simple meal. It's also made with ingredients I typically have on hand (rice, stock, cheese, butter, onions, garlic and WINE), and it's the perfect vehicle for sneaking in less than favourable vegetables. Or any vegetables for that matter. It's a dish that works for every season, and almost any occasion, and pleases practically anyone you might have to feed.
I almost always make a veggie based risotto, although you can see from the photo above, that a tiny bit of bacon does occasionally make it's way onto the plate. This weeks version made use of some cauliflower desperately in need of attention, not unlike my ten year old and his sudden interest in learning all that he can about girls (someone help me, please).
I used this Jamie Oliver recipe for what you see above. I didn't change a thing about the recipe, except for the topping, so I don't feel right reproducing it here. Head that way, print it off and treat yourself to a simple dinner this weekend.