Thursday, April 23, 2009
It's all about the plan
My habit of weekly menu-planning was inspired by
1) time-management concerns related to the imminent arrival of my second child (can't serve cereal every night now, can I?) and
2) an article in the NYTimes about menu planning that helped me understand that the key isn't finding recipes, it's taking the time to plan.
For weeknight cooking, things are pretty practical. I try to appeal to the tastes and needs of very young children, as well as a spouse who longs for the days when we could cook for a few hours together each night, experimenting with a wide range of tastes and techniques. Parenthood has changed things a bit, for now at least.