So, I kind of miss sharing my weekly menu. Molly and Rachel both host menu link ups on Mondays and it's always fun to see what's cooking in everyone's kitchen. It's a great source of kitchen inspiration, too, especially when I feel like I'm in a slump. I used to menu plan on Sundays and go to the market on Mondays, but truthfully, grocery shopping on Mondays became the bane of my existence. I have been going to the market on Tuesdays because it's just a more pleasant and delightful experience than trying to fight everyone in our town on Mondays for the last bunch of fresh basil in the produce section. I have found that grocery shopping on Tuesdays results in an abundance of fresh foods that haven't been picked over, less time in line, and far less cranky McCrankersons who look as though they would rather be getting their widsom teeth pulled than shopping for groceries. I think you get the point.
Additionally, I don't always stick to our meal plans. Our week of dinners usually ends up being about 50% of what I planned for and the other 50% is a remix of what was written down in the first place. The great thing about having somewhat of a plan is that I never have to go back to the market and if we switch things up, it's made to work based on what's in the kitchen and nothing goes to waste.
With that being said, I'm going to continue to do meal plan posts but instead of sharing what we're going to eat, I'll back track and share what we actually ate! Hopefully I will be able to incorporate more pictures and share new recipes I tried or new ones I'm looking forward to posting.
Happy Monday, y'all! Smile, be positive, and make it a great (and delicious) week.