Saturday, May 30, 2020

So What Are We Having For Dinner?

How do we decide what we are having for dinner? I can tell you it is rarely a spur of the moment decision. I like to have a plan. I like to make a list. I like to have a Plan A and even a backup Plan B.
I like to get in my car after work and know what I am facing when I walk in the door. That being said our meal planning usually starts on Wednesday or Thursday night for the upcoming week.

I check recipes I have posted to Pinterest, does anyone still use Pepperplate? I may have a recipe in mind from a cookbook or my recipe box. Next, I see what we have in the house. With Covid-19 directing our lifestyle, I make one trip to the store per week. I had been sticking with Big Y for everything but I do like Robert's Deli and Meat counter and I like Bishop's for produce.

That being said weekend meal prep is essential for the running of this household. I try to make at least one dish on the weekend with will give us dinner during the week and a dinner that can go in the freezer. Chicken Cutlets, Baked Macaroni, Sausage and Peppers, Meatballs, Pasta Sauce, Chicken Pot Pie. To to quote my Mom, those dinners are like money in the bank.

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