Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dinner Time!

I've been really organized with my meals this year. You see - I typically have this problem wherein I kinda sorta think about meals I want to make as I am walking through the grocery store. This means that I am basically just randomly grabbing at an assortment of items that I think might make a good meal and throwing them in my cart. Then when I bring them home I realize on the night of said meal preparation that even though my cupboard is full I have none of the correct ingredients somehow, even though they're all very basic and are ingredients that food bloggers describe as things you always have on hand.

Basically, we end up eating spaghetti at minimum twice a week.

Another persistent food problem of mine is that I often buy some item because I am really excited about making one particular thing with this item and then I forget about the remainder until it is growing something in my refrigerator. Not the most economical cooking strategy out there.

So THIS YEAR I am turning over a new leaf. I'm so organized. I have all these amazing dishes that I've heard about, or seen on pinterest, or read on other blogs and I'm excited to actually have the organization to try them out.

So I created a memo in my phone and I have our dinners planned out into February. And then when I'm shopping I can look at the memo and make sure I get the appropriate ingredients. It also eliminates me forgetting to use the remainder of items that I purchase because I make sure if I know I am going to buy a pack of zucchini for grilled zucchini one day that I use the remainder to try making zucchini pasta that I saw on pinterest sometime later in the week. It's really brilliant.

Fish Tacos with a Greek Yogurt sauce. I had previously used the Greek Yogurt to make a different topping for Chicken Gyros.

French Dip. MMmmm. There's really no other way to describe French Dip.

Martin: This is great. I don't know how everything that comes out of the crockpot can be so good.

I don't know if I would go so far as to say everything is great from the crockpot, but I will agree that I'm pretty good at choosing the great recipes.

1 comment:

  1. that is awesome!
    this has been a goal of mine for quite some time now... and I really want to make it happen this year. You have lit a fire.