Friday, September 28, 2012

Menu Planning- Did I seriously just write that?!

Alright, so don't get too used to this, but I did something extraordinary today.  I planned out how many nights I would be home this coming week or so for dinner, and actually put some thought into what I wanted to make.  Seems like a pretty common thing for people to do, right?  Well, it's not something I'm accustomed to doing.  Usually I just wander the store and buy whatever looks delicious, but now that the weather is getting cooler, I am so motivated to be in the kitchen, that I thought some planning might be in order.   So I went through some old recipes and thought about trying some new ones who's ingredients overlapped a little bit, and I went to one of my favorite places....  Wegmans.
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 If Trader Joes is where I go for all of my favorite cheats, prepared foods, and short cuts, Wegmans is where I go to satisfy my every food whim. I actually have made a ritual out of stopping at the cafe for a coffee (pumpkin latte today) and a cookie, and I slowly meander through the isles, just taking it all in.  I just don't understand my friends who hate grocery shopping!  What better way to spend a Friday after work, than unwinding in the produce section of your local Wegmans?  Alright, I'm getting a little carried away, but in all seriousness, this is fun for me.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time shopping, unpacked my groceries and am now settling in for a lovely, quiet weekend of cleaning, gardening, lawn mowing, some Dr. Who, and LOTS of cooking!  On the menu this week will hopefully be the following:
Corn Casserole
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken and Spinach Flautas
Apple Bread Pudding
Caramel Sauce

Stay tuned for some awesome new recipes, my fruit/veggie bowl is overflowing!


  1. Try shopping on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at Wegmans. It's not as delightful, haha. I love chili. Can't wait to make some.

    1. Haha, seriously! I'll stick to Friday evenings :)