After many months of not really having a typical schedule and lots of eating out and on the run, I have found myself at a loss at how to get back in the groove with cooking at home. Yes, I desperately want to cook at home every night (really) and I want my family to have healthy, made from scratch food regularly - not to mention being easier on the family budget. But here is where I am struggling. I used to sit down and make a menu for 10 days or so, and then a grocery list to go along with it and we were able to pretty much stick to that and it worked great. Now when I sit down with just that intent, I am just blank...what to fill those days with??? What can I plan for that is healthy, reasonably cheap and works with my time frame? What did we used to eat? Gosh, I am just lost. Tonight I sat down and went through a couple of cookbooks trying to get some inspiration and organization, but didn't come away with much. I also used to think I was a pretty descent cook but now I don't know, maybe just being really, really out of practice is showing?
So, I would love to hear what y'all all have as standards in your menus. Help me out, blog friends...please!