Tonight was an anomaly. I had dinner alone for the first time since before my daughter, now five, was born. I knew I was committed to the family dinner, but really, should I be embarrassed about this?

So what do you have for dinner when there’s no one else to consider? If I had planned ahead in the slightest bit, I would have had salad, bread and cheese, my all-time favorite dinner. Instead, I had a baked sweet potato with delicious sauce.

• Creamy Cilantro Sauce •
Take a bunch of fresh cilantro and blend with either, or any combination of, yogurt, sour cream and/or mayonnaise. Add lime juice and salt and blend some more. Voila! Delicious sauce.