You may have noticed a lack of menu plans around here lately. Why? For one thing, I wasn’t sure people were really finding them interesting/useful. That, and the fact that I haven’t really been planning menus for the past several weeks.
My period of un-planning wasn’t intentional, but looking back it was definitely an interesting experience. Having a menu plan makes me feel more organized, excited to eat meals, properly fed and productive. I really do function and shop better when I know what we’re going to be eating. On the other hand, we definitely spend more on groceries when I menu plan because then there are actual recipes on the docket, instead of just randomly grabbing whatever pantry staples we have.
At any rate, even though I’d still love feedback regarding your feelings on these plans, the menu plan is back. As I was putting this post together and adding the links, I noticed that the next two weeks are a strange combination of tried and true recipes I first posted in 2009 and brand new recipes I’ve never tried before. With the except of the rutabaga and potato soup (a 2011 recipe), frittata, and tuna melts (which I don’t think need a recipe), all of the links below fall into those categories. I’m not sure what that indicates; leave your guesses in the comments.
Broccoli and cheese calzones (variation of this recipe)
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Galette (Simple Bites)
(A Couple Cooks)
sesame noodles and vegetables (links to an OLD post)
Creamy Rutabaga and Potato Soup
likely with beets on the side
pasta with pesto (frozen last summer)
Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers (Food 52)
slow cooker chili (another recipe I posted forever ago)
leftover burgers, from Sunday
some sort of frittata, to be determined