A couple of months ago, I did a menu exchange with MyFriendJen. I was looking for ideas of stuff to have for dinner around here, so I asked her to write down everything her family ate at mealtimes for two weeks. I didn’t want recipes of stuff that you only make when you’re going to a potluck or on Thanksgiving. I wanted to know what kind of stuff she was making when she came home at the end of a long workday, and needed to feed three hungry kids fast, with whatever was in the fridge at the time. I didn’t care if she was making sandwiches or cereal or getting take-out — anything might trigger a new idea for our house, too. I kept the same record for her, and then we swapped.
It was a success, in that we both got some great new ideas and our menu has expanded. But now I find I’m looking for more ideas.
That’s where you come in! Comment on this post and let me know what you had for dinner last night, no matter how exotic or commonplace. If a recipe is involved, put it in there.
If this works out, I’ll do it again next week, too. I need ideas, people!
Oh, and I’ll go first to get the ball rolling: last night we had soup (canned chicken noodle for the kids, thawed potato leek soup from the freezer that I had made a couple of weeks ago, recipe available upon request). With our soups we had cheese slices and homemade tea biscuits (recipe upon request). Yummy.