At the end of a season, I always get bored with cooking meals. For instance, at the end of summer I am just fine with putting away the barbecue and pulling out the crock-pot. I just get tired of the same meals over and over. That is where I am this week. Winter needs to be over soon. I want farmer’s markets and veggies from my garden. I am out of my lovely frozen pesto from the basil I grew. I love beef stew, but I don’t think I want to make another one or pull the one in my freezer out again. Macaroni and cheese is totally yummy, but I’m not sure that I want it either.
So, I’m asking for help from all of you. Each week we make a “menu” of what we’re going to have for dinners, then go buy groceries. Its easier for planning, buying, and shopping to do it this way. Below is my menu for this week. Please post yours (it doesn’t matter if its a preview or last week’s menu) in the comments and maybe we’ll all get some ideas to spice things up!
Wednesday~ Pork Chops, rice pilaf, and frozen veggies (BORING!!!)
Thursday~ Oriental Spaghetti and Meatballs a la Rachel Ray
Friday~ Pizza Potluck: Carmel Apple Dessert Pizza (more on this later!)
Saturday~ Mexican Potluck: Mom’s Rice and Beans (yummy, but uninspired)
Sunday~ Tortilla Soup
Monday~ Papa Murphy’s pizza
Tuesday~ Beef and Barley Stew (from the freezer) and homemade french bread