Ok, so I’m not really an Iron Chef, or that great of a cook, but for a few weeks now, I have been trying to plan/organize dinner for each week. I take one day each week, which is usually Saturday or Monday to find at least 3-4 recipes that sound unique yet appetizing. I think my strategy has worked great so far. Billy and I have enjoyed turkey burgers, Moroccan chicken with chickpeas and curry, steak fajita quesadillas, crispy ranch chicken, and the list goes on.
Below is how I implemented my strategy:
2. Print recipes on cardstock. I get 4 recipes on 1 sheet of 8.5 X 11, and then cut in quarters for easy handling.
3. Make a grocery list with all necessary ingredients.
4. Write the weekly menu on a dry erase board or chalkboard. This really helps you know what you have bought so that all that food doesn’t go to waste. And it also allows for flexibility if you need to change things around… just because you write Chicken Parmesan for Monday doesn’t mean that you can’t move it to Friday!
5. Cook your delicious recipes and ENJOY!
Please share your cooking / recipe secrets with us! What works for you? What doesn’t work for you?