It’s Menu Plan Monday again. I was thinking you might be interested in how I choose recipes for each week. Usually, I jot down my menu plan on Sunday. The day or so prior, I take a general accounting of what’s in the refrigerator that needs to be used, and that figures into my plans. I also do a quick look through the pantry and try to dig out anything that’s been lurking in the back for too long. Can I use up an item or two in a dish? Sometimes I also look through my recipes bookmarked online, or my cookbooks. And if I still have blank spots after all that, I might ask any family members sitting nearby what they feel like eating 🙂 So that’s my method. How do you decide what to cook for the week?
Monday: Tilapia — on sale last week — probably with rice and some kind of vegetable
Tuesday: Curried Chicken and Potato Pie — tore it out of a magazine a while back; looks good.
Wednesday: Leftover Buffet — I found several leftovers that need to be eaten this week, and this is a good night for it — band concert, helping at school, piano lessons, more …
Thursday: Corn and Cheese Enchiladas
What are you cooking this week?