So, I've been attempting to get back on track with my menu planning.
I have alot of good recipes but I find myself not wanting to make alot of them for one reason or another. "It's too much work for one person", "It makes me sad", "My husband loved this dish", "The last time we ate it was... ".
It's all just excuses. In truth, most of the newer recipes I've been making are equal in the amount of prep work or time it takes to make. I still get sad because my husband can't try these new recipes. So, my excuses don't really matter in the end.
However, I still find myself obsessively looking for new recipes. Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the day looking at food blogs. Drooling, getting hungrier by the second. There are so many fantastic food blogs out there! One of these days I'll compile a list of links on my blog.
It lead me to wonder though, how come there isn't a way (that I've noticed anyway - correct me if I'm wrong) to categorize your blog links in the blog reader on blogger? It would help alot!
Anyway, here's my attempt to menu plan this week:
Monday - Roasted Red Pepper Soup (gotta use up the last of the farmers market peppers)
Tuesday - Shrimp Stir Fried Rice and Spring Rolls (using leftover rice from Sunday's meal)
Wednesday - Tortellini Soup with Garlic and Rosemary Infused Broth *new*
Thursday - Chicken Souvlaki (which I marinaded and froze last week in my attempts to start freezer meals), Lemon Potatoes and Greek Salad
Friday - Probably take out (since I have a doctor's appointment late in the afternoon) or something really quick. Suggestions welcomed!
Saturday - ?
Sunday - Butternut Squash Soup (I was going to chop up all the squash and freeze it for later use but cutting up raw squash is a real pain.)
Looking for some new ideas for Acorn Squash .... any suggestions?
What's on your menus this week?
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...