This whole week has been quite a frenzy for me. I’ve decided on creating a weekly/monthly dinner menu for our family and have been compiling all the recipes which I will be using in meal preparation from the stash of cookbooks that I have accumulated over the years.
I’ve decided that we should eat more healthy at home and cut down on processed food and if possible eliminate them totally. I’m introducing more fresh vegetables and fruits to the kids and paying special attention to minimize their exposure to the items that were listed in the ‘Dirty Dozen” list.
It can be very cumbersome to flip through many different cookbooks just to look for a certain recipe. It is really time consuming especially if you are preparing a 3 or 4 course dinner and have to write out your grocery list for the week. I feel that it would certainly be more efficient if I do have all the recipes of the dishes that I often make/ wish to make on hand in one place.
It would certainly cut down the time needed per week for menu planning and free up more time to do other projects around the house.
A Food File would be the best way to allow me to compile the menus which I wish to work with. I’ve decided that we will be eating a fusion of Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes. Dinner would be a soup, one or two different types of vegetables and one meat. If there was extra time I would also add on desserts for both the kids and adults making it a 4-6 course meal for the night.
How is meal preparation being done in your household?