The Weekly Rotation
Choice is a lovely thing, and spontaneity is where fun is born, but something about fall makes me long for rules and regulation. I feel like busting out charts and gold stars, turning down impromptu invitations, and settling into a routine. One way this desire is manifesting is my sudden need to tone down the variety in our weekly menus and sticking to some basics and favorites.
There has been a lot of teasing in my family about my mom’s rotation, basically because it’s not, well, varied. If you are sitting down at her kitchen table in September, you can likely count on tuna macaroni salad, stuffed zucchini, roast chicken, tomato sandwiches or a big, beautiful salad.
I am my mother’s daughter. But when one blogs, as many of you know, there is a certain amount of birdie-on-your-shoulder pressure to try new recipes all the time. Somehow, we hope, one of these recipes might just serve up the secret for ready-in-a-jiffy, easy-but-elegant, my-life-is-so-wonderfully-under-control, and my-body-is-a-temple-of-health togetherness.
Right now, though, I’m feeling that the aforementioned secrets might just be contained in some old familiar favorites. So I’m putting here, more for my reference than anything, my go-to weeknight recipes for fall. These are tried-and-true favorites, and things that can be made without having to frantically look from stove to cookbook.
Do you guys work on weekly or bi-weekly menu rotation at your house? What are your go-to recipes for fall?
Oh: and happy weekend!