I’m feeling very uninspired about menu planning at the moment. This happens to me at least twice a year, usually towards the end of summer or winter, when I begin to crave meals from the opposite season. I find the best way to cure my apathy is to take a holiday, as I always return inspired. However with no holiday on the horizon, I am having to find other ways to reinvigorate my interest for cooking. I have a large pile of old cooking magazines I am working my way through at the moment, pulling out the recipes and storing them in a ring file binder. I keep stumbling across recipes I want to try, so maybe my menus will start to look more interesting in the coming weeks.
As to this week, we ate:
Pork Casserole with Mustard & Lemon from Nigel Slater’s Real Cooking, served with boiled potatoes and salad greens.
Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Bake (Chicken Tetrazzini), served with salad greens.
Chocolate Pecan Self-Saucing Pudding for dessert.
Slow Cooker Thai Red Beef Curry with brown rice.
Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.
Despite my best intentions, my week disappeared with absolutely nothing to show for it. The freezer remains bare. Maybe next week.