Surprisingly, the menu for the week is not my indecision. I couldn’t decide if I was going to post today. There are so many great link parties and weekly posts in which to participate, I thought I would skip Menu Plan Monday. I want to use today to visit as many blogs as I can. That was until I received today’s post from New Nostalgia. “If it is a week that I don’t have a new cookbook to inspire me, or time to browse the web for new recipes, I just click on my recipe tab and use my tried and true recipes here on the blog.” She is just too inspiring and encouraging!
I use some of the same methods Amy explains in her blog so I am using today’s post as my encouragement to stay on track. While I have established a nice collection of recipes and menu items my family likes, I am not nearly as organized as Amy. I do have a bunch of recipe books full of post it note flags and a file folder just for clipped recipes that we actually eat. I have another folder for recipes that sound interesting, I just haven’t tried them yet. I throw out any recipes I have tried and didn’t like, just to keep the clutter down.
My goal is to have all the recipes I use and re-use in one location, hopefully a bound book, but on a computer file is good, too. Amy’s idea of posting them on her blog is great so I may have to get that organized!
This weeks menu I actually planned last week.
Monday: Burritos with homemade tortillas, Spinach salad
Tuesday: Chicken Curry, with rice, served with sauted spinach
Wednesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad
Friday: Chicken Salad Salad- that is, I make chicken salad with chicken, mayonnaise, and chopped carrots. I serve that on a bed of salad greens, with other chopped vegetables.
Saturday: Dirty Risotto
Sunday: Leftovers, Sandwiches and make your own, as long as you eat some greens