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Menu Planning And Tacos

It’s Sunday, and that’s the day we do our grocery shopping. Kevin is great about going to the grocery store with me (he even carries in all the groceries). Every Sunday morning, I spend about an hour making my grocery list for the week, and that involves a lot of menu planning. You know how it is: you get in a food rut, and it’s hard to get out of. Each week, I like to try at least one new thing, and we’ve had some amazing successes (hellooooo Tuscan chicken). Mondays are easy to plan; after all, it’s taco night for Taco Kevin (aside: he actually managed to eat tacos THREE TIMES in the past seven days. The man has a sickness). As I don’t eat tacos (love Mexican food, hate the tacos), I usually make something on Sunday that I can eat on Monday as leftovers.

That leaves Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Fridays are Date Night, and Saturdays are usually just whatever). So yeah, I cook 5 nights a week. Multiply that by 52 weeks, and it’s not hard to see why some stuff gets old. I even made Kevin a menu years ago so he could pick and choose, but the stuff on Kevin’s Menu got old. This is why it takes me forever to make a list. I spend hours scouring the internets trying to find new recipes, and I swear I’ve tried most of them. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find new and interesting ways to cook fish? And yes, we have fish tacos a LOT.

So here’s a question: Are you a once-a-week shopper or do you fly by the seat of your pants and stop at the store on your way home from work every day? How often do you eat tacos? And most importantly: What’s your favorite thing to fix for dinner?

3 Responses to “Menu Planning And Tacos”

  1. Kevin Donahue Says:

    I’m going to answer… tacos! 😉

  2. Kevin Donahue Says:

    And — seriously — one of the biggest problems is that some of the stuff that you make is *so* exceptionally good (your talapia, your homemade Italian sauce, etc) that it is really hard not to want that stuff a lot.

  3. Angela Says:

    I know and hate the dinner rut you are speaking of.
    We pack our lunches so its doubly worse especially since I’m married to the second pickiest adult on earth.

    I try to do the bulk of my shopping once a week on Sunday mornings after early service. Coincidentally, this is the same time that the firemen are in the store buying their items for the week. Still, I usually have to run out at least 1-2 times per week for things I forget or items to round out any craving meals I might have.

    Lately I’ve been making quiche (egg beaters and low-fat cheese of course), stromboli, and chicken meals a lot. About once a month we have roast from the crock pot since it can cook while I’m at work. The leftovers are generally repurposed for BBQ sandwiches or spicy beef for beef and cheddar rollups.

    We have tacos about once every two weeks. Sometimes I make taco rolls with egg roll wrappers instead of normal tacos. Mike could rotate tacos and fajitas and be happy for the rest of his life.

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