Welcome to Simple Gray T-shirt. Let's make life in the kitchen as simple as your favorite gray t-shirt, shall we? I'm so happy you're here!
I'm Marni and I love being in the kitchen and always have. Experimenting with recipes is fun for me. I really enjoy cooking and baking, but most importantly I like making sure the people I love are fed well.
We eat a home cooked meal 6-7 nights a week. I cook a lot and have had to come up with an easy menu planning strategy to keep things simple at dinnertime. Between menu planning and simple recipes, I want to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and do this, because you can!
A little bit more about me:
I'm a mom of three rascally little girls, wife to a bourbon and Louisville Cardinal enthusiast and definitely march to the beat of my own drum. I've heard all my life "that's so Marni". I've always been someone who thinks logically, loves the color gray, and doesn't like ambiguity.
I have a Masters in Social Work and before diving head first into this blog, I was a camp director at a large JCC Day Camp for over 15 years. Camp will forever hold a special place in my ♥. Social work is about supporting people when they need an extra hand, so whether at camp supporting kids, or here supporting you in the kitchen, I want to help any way I can.
Keeping a Kosher Home
Every recipe you find here at Simple Gray T-Shirt is kosher. I keep a kosher home which means we don't mix dairy and meat, have separate dishes and buy products that are certified kosher. It also means, that every single recipe on the blog will work for the kosher cook!
Also, you may have noticed that there are no recipes with meat on the blog. It's not that we don't eat meat, but we definitely don't eat a lot of it. Kosher meat can be expensive, and to be honest, it's not in the budget to recipe test with it. If you are looking for awesome, kosher meat based recipes, drop me a note and I'll get you what you are looking for 🙂
Not only are my recipes kosher, but you'll also find recipes featured for many of the big Jewish holidays (Rosh Hashana, Hanukkah, Passover) and some ideas for hosting Shabbat. I love cooking traditional recipes for the holidays and will share them with you when I can make them simple enough to make your life easier, not harder!
We all get in a recipe rut sometimes
Guys, I'm no different than you. Some days, I just don't feel like making dinner OR no one will touch the dinner I made and everyone ends up eating a bowl of cereal or a cheese stick for dinner. And you know what? That's totally ok.
Yes, my goal is to help you make things simpler in the kitchen, and sometimes simple is a bowl of cereal and other times it can be something (a little) more involved.
Here are my favorite recipes to turn to when I'm in a dinnertime rut myself:
I want to help people make life simpler.
Like my favorite simple gray t-shirt makes it easy for me to feel good getting dressed each day, I want my recipes, simple breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas and menu plans to make cooking for your family simple, too.
I hope to provide you tips and tricks to make keeping your family fed and happy. Whether you keep kosher, have dietary restrictions or are just short on time, there is something here for you!
Want to know how I picked the name Simple Gray Tshirt? Check out this post I wrote about it.