I have a case of the Mondays. Not in the traditional sense, but in the sense that my cooking repertoire is tired, boring, over-used, mundane … I’ve hit a wall with my home-cooking menu and I need your recipes and advice.
Each month, to save money on groceries, I make a monthly menu. I outline an estimate of how many dinners and lunches we’ll eat at home for the month. This month, as I stared back at my Word calendar template trying to fill the squares with exciting cuisine that I’d actually look forward to making each night, I sat stumped.
My go-to meals sounded blah in my brain; my newer recipes are already getting used too often and too close together; my quick scan of Pinterest for inspiration intimidates me with complicated recipes I can’t fathom attempting after an 8 hour work day (plus an hour–long Body Pump gym class – plus a post-workouut shower).
You see, I want/need EASY. QUICK. AS FEW INGREDIENTS AS POSSIBLE. But…. I don’t like packaged foods (sorry no Hamburger Helper) nor preservative-filled quickies (Stoffer’s Lasagna is out).
So how do I cook super quick, healthy and delicious foods and how am I supposed to keep mine and my husband’s palate’s happy when I keep cooking the same old stuff!?!?!
This is where you come in, dear friends:
- What is your source for new (easy & healthy) recipes?
- What are some you’ve created on your own that you are willing to share?
- What’s your advice for rotating a menu?
- What’s the best rotation of meats each week (like how many days to do chicken or fish or beef, etc.)?
Inspire me! Send me links! Help me refresh my recipe repertoire!
I promise to share something one of you suggests next Monday! 🙂