So, you may recall, from my post about New Years and making suggestions for improvement, that I have some issues with Teh Food. (To sum up: I love it, in all its forms, and in large quantities. It does not love me. And it spends too much time loitering about my midsection and posterior. Or, to paraphrase M*A*S*H, walking away from people it looks like I am wearing two strange bulldogs in a bag.)
So… on that same post, Andrea made the awesome suggestion of making a meal plan for the month to help with shopping for good stuff, and portion control, and time management. Which sounds like a most excellent idea. BDH also came into the kitchen and was really enthused about the idea, too.
I spent the day yesterday looking for recipes, thinking it might inspire me. And I had forgotten how many excellent cookbooks I had, and how many good recipes there are that I would like to try. And then I had the idea of asking you for your ideas.
So here is your task, should you choose to accept it: recommend your favourite recipes to fit into my menu plan. But there are some guidelines, if you can fit them in:
- Meals should be relatively healthy
- Ingredients should be somewhat budget-friendly (so filet mignon and lobster are OUT, sadly) but if there’s something really good and a bit pricey that’s fine… I can wait for sales (like my shrimp recipes… YUM… but I wait for a sale and stock up to make them)
- Nothing too complex, as I have to fit prep and cooking in while watching after an increasingly busy Stinkerbelle
- Anything that freezes well and/or makes lots for leftovers and lunches ROCKS
Anything you want to post here would be great, or send along to me in email, or even online recipes you want to direct me to would work. (However, posting links in the comments often sends comments to my spam folder, so apologies in advance while I go fish things out of the spam folder.)
I am looking forward to any culinary delights you can recommend!