What’s For Dinner Tonight?
My Sunday mornings are often about enjoying laziness, and playing with the kitty over a few cups of coffee, but I usually gear up for the chores that have been neglected all week once football is on the tv. I start with the laundry, then get out the vacuum, and pull out the cookbooks to plan the week’s dinner menu, and write up the grocery list (my favorite part, though I do love a clean house). I try to anticipate the week’s activities and work schedule, to see what kind of meals are practical. I know Sundays I have most of the afternoon and evening to make an intense, slow-cooked meal and can have leftovers for Monday evening. Tuesdays I reserve for something really easy, like tacos or soup and sandwiches. Wednesdays and Thursdays I can usually pull off something in an hour (intermediate recipe), and hope that miscellaneous veggies, eggs and maybe a few strips of bacon will get us through Friday and Saturday’s dinner. While I love Sunday meal-planning, there are days when it is 4pm, and I have no idea what to make for dinner, or what’s in the fridge. It’s in these, “What’s for Dinner Tonight?” moments, that I turn to my favorite cooking blogs, chalked full of great recipes.
These are not just great resources for recipes, but wonderful blogs to follow. If you do have more than ten minutes to find a recipe, and just want to read about food, these sources are also great reads: