I know my menu plan posts have been a little inconsistent. The post intended to be last night’s is almost done, but I didn’t get a chance to post it last night; look for it in the next couple days. Posting my weekly menus ensures that I actually create my menu before going to the supermarket and I enjoy sharing what I’m making in my kitchen with all of you, despite the fact that they’re probably fueling the rumors that I’m vegetarian. If there’s a meal you’re especially interested in or curious about for any reason, please leave your thoughts in the comment section so I can respond.
My menu planning is just one way to organize your evening. With the onset of fall and the return of many people to school and activities and busyness, there have been a lot of posts about weeknight dinner and menu planning.
Meal Planning Doesn’t Always Work + 6 Tips for Success from Food Your Way … #2 is probably my favorite tip, though my plans are listed by day, I often swap meals around during the week
Food Your Way also has a collection of 6 easy and connected dinners for school nights.
I completely agree with this sentiment from Adam Roberts of the Amateur Gourmet: “Cook a Pot of Chickpeas, Eat for a Week”.
This Skillet Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Kale from Serious Eats sounds delicious and the recipe says it only takes half an hour to put together.
A new-ish local blog, Berkshire Kitchen, says this spaghetti and meatball recipe “tasted like a Sunday meal that had been simmering away for hours”, exactly what I want from a weeknight meal.
There are some great 30-minute-or-less vegetarian recipes in this collection from Serious Eats.
I love this idea for naan pizzas for weeknight dinners with a group of kids. The Kitchn post also makes me want to host a make your own pizza party for adults.
10 Easy Weeknight Meals from What’s Gaby Cooking is a great post because it’s full of meals that are a little more fancy than many of the usual quick dinner suggestions.
I’ve never done freezer cooking in the manner that some people do, putting away weeks worth of meals to be reheated later. I’d like to do it if I ever get additional freezer space, but in the meanwhile, The Kitchn has an introduction to freezer cooking.
Finally, a few of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes:
Basic Potato Hash with eggs