Food: Seven Great Dinner Recipes for Non-Dorky Meal Planning!
I go through phases of being really organised and then being completely un-hinged and feral. I like the feeling of having things sorted and knowing where things fit in, meal wise, but often I convince myself I am way too busy or spontaneous or urban to bother with the idea of mapping out a meal plan and planning my whole week.
Part of me thinks there’s some kind of domestic punk-ness to NOT planning stuff. I think I must be TOTALLY kidding myself, because it’s not like people actually get impressed by un-planned risottos or surprise curries. No one ever remarked on the last-minute abandon with which I throw together butter chicken. Nope. Five minute fricassee is apparently not punk at all.
Perhaps you are like me? Perhaps you are worried that planning your meals might make you boring or take the spring out of your step? Maybe you think that getting things sorted for a whole week might turn you into some kind of beige person? I’m here to say that’s piffle.
Meal planning will not make you taupe or camel or even light tan. It’ll make you WAY more interesting, because it will free up time each week normally spent fretting over food/shopping/recipes/etc. This is the time you can spend researching underground discos, hidden cafes, unreleased artists and unheard of designers. THAT, my friend, is not beige.
Here’s our seven great dinners for this week. You can thank me in the comments…
Are you a meal planner? Or are you a domestic punk? How do you roll, JustBees?
Top image via 101 Cookbooks