Monday, July 13, 2009

Tooting my own horn

Do you menu plan? It is a constant work in progress around here. I usually go shopping once every two weeks and menu plan accordingly. Lately, though, I am struggling with new things to make. Strike that, I am struggling with just coming up with meals that aren't a repeat of the previous two weeks.

We do have our days, which make planning easier. Meatless Monday, Tex Mex Tuesday, etc and so forth. But, it is still hard to come up with meals sometime.

How about you?

I have also been considering and working on doing more freezer meals. That way there is an arsenal of food just waiting for me. One of these days, I'll get organized and actually cook it!

What a treat it was to find Once a Month Mom. I forget how it happened, but I am so glad I found it! Once a Month Mom organizes your shopping and meals so that you have an entire month in your freezer...how organized is that? They also give you recipes for homemade baby food, shopping and couponing tips. It is just a great site all around.

And what was even more exciting was that one of my meals was chosen for the May menu! I had meant to write about my excitement then...and of course time got away from me.

Now Tricia has given me another honor. I am one of her Blogs You Should Visit! I know it is totally shameless.

It is nice when we can recognize one another, don't you think? Please check out Once A Month Mom. Even if you aren't a mom...really it would be awesome for someone who works a lot. Maybe you want to make some food to give to someone else (awesome wedding present, or new baby gift...trust me). You'll be glad you did!

14 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

thats a cool idea will check, I like fresh meals though reading food blogs inspires me to cook I know its so tough sometimes to get motivated lol

Melanie said...

You just described me! I do my shopping every two weeks and then plan my meals. I've been very uninspired lately and looking for new and tasty meals to make. Tuesday is the easiest day becuase I work late we almost always have frozen pizza. On Sundays I like to make something big so we can start the week with leftovers for lunches. Tonight is grilled porkchops with grilled green beans and potatoes and some small ears of corn from the garden that we'll throw on the grill too. No leftovers, but no dirty pans either.

Jennifer said...

I don't have children, but find menu planning essential, because meal time can be so hectic and I'm one of those people that wants food on the table rather quickly. I love to cook in advance and will definitely check out the site you mentioned. Another site worth mentioning is called 30 day gourmet...it has really helped me!

Tricia@onceamonthmom.com said...

It's never bad to toot your own horn every once and awhile. You are doing good work by providing scrumptious food!

The Blonde Duck said...

Can I come over for Tex- Mex Tuesday?

Katy ~ said...

I would like to be more organized and disciplined, but I am so willy-nilly and fly by the seat of my pants. I rarely know what I'm making until it's nearing time to eat. Talk about stress! But I just don't seem to change my ways.

Donna-FFW said...

Ill have to check her sitte asap.. would love to be more organized.

Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on having your recipe featured and your blog! That's so great. Toot toot! You deserve it!

Denise said...

I food shop once a week and always find myself in a rut, I look to all of you for new inspiration . Congrats on your award

crystal said...

I menu plan at least a week in advance. We get a box of veggies once a week from a local CSA. I base my recipes around what I get in the box. So, I always have to be creative and come up with new things to cook. When I'm making my list, I always ask my husband which old favs he's craving and limit him to two. That way, I'm forced to come up with new things. :)

burpandslurp said...

Oh, I toot my own horn all the time! And you deserve it!
I cook for myself though, so don't really menu-plan, but I have a rough idea of what my meal is gonna be like for the next day!

Chow and Chatter said...

By the way I changed my address to match the blog!

https://chowandchatter.blogspot.com

Katherine Aucoin said...

I know what you're going through trying to find new dishes to make, to blog about. My family started complaining because there are some meals they like to have every couple of weeks and are tired of new stuff every night. Cook from your heart and don't lose who you really are. You have a fantastic blog and are an absolute genius in the kitchen. Don't ever forget that! {{{HUGS!!!}}}

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