Memorial Day weekend is next weekend and I am stunned. Stunned. Oh this year is slipping between my fingers. But the thought of summer being so close is beyond exciting to me!
Someone asked me in my class the other day what is the first step I take when I sit down to make my dinner planner for the week. My first step is looking at my calendar for the coming week, and I write down all the days I need to make dinner and I jot down who is eating or not eating at home that night and any other pertinent info (e.g. I am driving all over town until dinnertime.) Then I look inside the fridge and pull things to the front that I need to use up and I think of ways to incorporate those ingredients into the meals. I may or may not ask my family for suggestions for the remaining meals. Sometimes I have to recipe test, like next week I will be recipe testing for the Thanksgiving issue of Clean Eating Magazine. Anyone know where I can get a whole, fresh turkey???!!
Here’s your dinner planner for the week: