You know how when you were a kid, you just couldn't wait for that time when no one would tell you what to do??
Well, here I am, 40-something, and wishing someone would tell me what to do. At least when it comes to meals. I've hit a meal-planning wall. I can't think. I don't want to figure anything out and make a list. So, the other night when Mark and I were on a mini-date (how nice is a spontaneous bit of time away now that Sam can be our babysitter?), I picked up Real Simple at one of our favorite places to go--the little magazine store by our house.
In it is this:
I've never once in my life followed a menu plan from a magazine. But I am now, starting today. In the back of the magazine is a grocery list for every week. I ripped it out, bought the "supplies" I would need for this week, and followed the recipe (almost) to the T.
Here's what we had:
And it was wonderful. The meal was easy and, in my opinion, (let's not ask everyone in the family right now) delicious. We even broadened our horizons by eating a veggie I've never once prepared before. Can you guess which one?
I can't wait to try the other most delicious-looking meals and NOT have to worry about "What's for Supper?"
I found this online, so if you want to try too and don't want to buy the magazine, you can.