I have been bad at menu planning lately, and I am suffering from it. I have still been cooking most nights, but it was a much more fraught experience, with lots of indecision and angst about how I could have made a better choice. I know that there are people who can look at what they have in the house and come up with a fantastic meal on the spot, but I am not really one of them. I mean, I can do it occasionally, but it is not a skill I can rely on.
I am diving back into the menu planning this week. My kids are relieved–I didn’t know they paid so much attention to the menu plans, but my daughter commented on how weird it has been not having a menu the other day. We’ve been eating late (see: indecision), and we ate out a bit more than normal. We didn’t go out a lot, but we did go to a restaurant one Wednesday for dinner, and my daughter thought that was just weird – “Who goes out to dinner on a Wednesday?” she asked. I guess I am teaching them good things about eating at home after all.
Sunday: Peanut coconut curry chicken
Monday: Chili spaghetti squash casserole, buttered broccoli
Wednesday: Salmon casserole with noodles on the side for the kids
Thursday: Fathead pizza
Friday: Rosemary chicken, bacon wrapped asparagus
Saturday: Steak, buttered broccoli, cauli-rice, salad
As always, many more menu ideas can be found at orgjunkie.com.