Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Menu Planner, Getting Organized
You know how in military training they will push you beyond your comfort zone and then ask you to do simple tasks to see what your true limits are? I feel like that today, and it's only 2 PM. Now on day two of the official fast, I have found myself far beyond my comfort zone and with the simple task of completing my Lenten Menu Binder.
I've been maintaining this blog for a year or so and I found I need for a better way to organize my recipes, especially a need to clarify which ones I've blogged already and when.
How do I organize the meals? How do I sort out the ingredients? How do I stick a tiny tab on a plastic sheet protector so it matches up with all the rest and not condemn it to eternal damnation when it doesn't do what I want it to do?
Meals are now organized by, and yes I know this is much more complicated than it actually needs to be:
BEANS, BREADS, GRAINS (rice,) PASTA, POTATO, and TOFU, although a bean, I have enough specific tofu recipes to warrant its own tab.
Then on to BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, EGGPLANT, MUSHROOM, SPINACH, and ZUCCHINI, You may notice I am not a big fan of peas, green beans, nor asparagus. ((I think I need a salad tab))
Oh, and SHRIMP, CLAMS, and FISH.
I don't know where I am going to put Shrimp and Rice, or Clams and Pasta Shells. But Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice, will go with GRAINS, since I don't have a TOMATO tab. I should probably eat lunch before I tackle that First World issue.
Any way... I'll be posting recipes soon.